SanDisk Introduces X300 Client SSD up to 1TB
Bohs Hansen / 2 years ago
SanDisk has introduced their newest line of high performing client solid state drives, the SanDisk X300 SSD. The drive uses the latest advancements in X3 technology to deliver a great user experience with high-performance, while utilizing robust error-correction to increase reliability and provide peace of mind. SanDisk has also improved their SSD Dashboard for this drive, which is a tool that provides visibility into the drive’s performance, security, and available firmware updates.
Some of the key features of the new drive are SanDisk’s advanced 1Ynm X3 flash technology and the nCache 2.0 technology that uses a combination of SLC and TLC cache to boost your speeds. Further it has On Chip Copy (OCC) that helps the controller and memory to offload resources, it does this by performing the data moves between the different areas so they don’t need to. It also supports the new DEVSLP and InstantGo modes for decreased power consumption. The real-time on-the-fly error handling mechanism isn’t without its charm either. The Multi-Page Recovery (MPR) uses a page-level striping with distributed parity for an added layer of data protection.
“The SanDisk X300 SSD is our first X-series drive to incorporate the use of our nCache 2.0 tiered caching architecture and X3, three bit-per-cell technology, to deliver a highly optimized and reliable solution for both CIOs and their employees,” said Kevin Conley, senior vice president and general manager, client storage solutions at SanDisk. “This mainstream corporate drive not only provides the reliability and performance companies need today, but also helps CIOs reduce total cost of ownership and shorten the time to return on investment.”
The new X300 drives are 2.5 inch form factor and have a default 7 mm height, but also come as M.2 2280 and mSATA versions. There will be four capacity sizes to choose from, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB, however the 1 TB model will only be for the 2.5-inch drives. They use the newest SATA 3.2 interface and are backwards compatible to SATA revision 1.0. When it comes to transfer speeds, this isn’t a drive that needs to hide anything and promises sequential speeds up to 530 MB/s read and 470 MB/s write. The random values are great too with 90k IOPS reading and 74k IOPS writing.
The smallest version has a TBW (total bytes written) of over 72 TB and larger models have over 80 TB. I should note here that the specification pages has some typos, and as such some of the values mentioned here could be wrong. The power consumption is 95 mW active, 70 mW slumber and less than 7 mW during DEVSLP mode. The drives will be available in October, so that should be any day now. No word on pricing yet.
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