SanDisk launches new enterprise Solid State Drives

SanDisk today expanded its Lightning Enterprise Flash Drive (EFD) family with six new 2.5-inch 6Gb SAS (6 gigabits per second Serial Attached SCSI) models. The Lightning products are part of the new Enterprise Storage Solutions (ESS) division that SanDisk created following its recent acquisition of Pliant Technology. The new drives include three SLC (single-level cell) flash drives with capacities of 100 gigabytes (GB), 200GB and 400GB; and three MLC (multi-level cell) flash drives with capacities of 200GB, 400GB and 800GB. The new drives extend SanDisk’s position as the industry leader in EFD performance, performance predictability and reliability. SanDisk also confirmed today that HP has qualified and integrated the new Lightning 6Gb SAS drives into its HP Qualified storage drive offerings.

The six new SanDisk Lightning 6Gb SAS EFDs provide IT managers and OEMs with new levels of system design flexibility. The SLC- and MLC-based models feature a new Single Firmware Binary technology that reduces customer qualification time and speeds time-to-market. These models feature Write Through Logging (WTL) technology. SanDisk’s enterprise-class Lightning products are integrated into HP Qualified storage drives and available to customers on HP ProLiant servers.