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SanDisk announces new CloudSpeed SSDs for enterprise

SanDisk has announced four new SSDs which are targeted at the enterprise world, designed to be able to cope with the intensive workloads experienced in data centres and cloud computing.

The four new 19nm-based models are the CloudSpeed Extreme, CloudSpeed Ultra, CloudSpeed Ascend and CloudSpeed Eco, all of which are designed for reliability and longevity. SanDisk claims that with one of these models – the Extreme – it's the first supplier to provide 10 full DWPD (drive writes per day) on 19nm enterprise SSDs.

The CloudSpeed Extreme is a high endurance solid-state drive delivering the aforementioned 10 full DWPD, and 75K/25K IOPS of random read/write performance respectively. It comes in 100GB through 800GB capacities, and can cope with 14.6 Petabytes Written (PBW) over its lifespan.

The CloudSpeed Ultra is the high performance offering, boasting 3 full DWPD, 80K/25K random read/write IOPS, and 4.4 PBW. It starts at 200GB, moving up to 800GB.

The CloudSpeed Ascend is designed for read-intensive applications such as file servers, offering 1 full DWPD, 80K/15K random read/write IOPS, and supporting up to 1.8 PBW. It's available in 240GB through 960GB capacities.

Finally, the CloudSpeed Eco is the entry-level SSD with 1 full DWPD, 80K/15K in terms of read/write IOPS, and 1 PBW, with capacities the same as the Ascend.

All the drives have a five year warranty, save for the Eco which offers three years.

Pricing isn't yet confirmed, but competitive prices are promised when these SSDs hit, which is expected to be next month.

John Scaramuzzo, General Manager of Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk, commented: "Organisations in every industry are turning to SSDs to meet the challenges faced by growing volumes of data. However, finding a solution that meets the performance and cost needs of your individual environment can be difficult. The CloudSpeed SATA SSD product family was designed to meet the needs of applications across the read-write spectrum, meaning organisations and server designers no longer need to make trade-offs between system performance and cost."