Lightning®  Enterprise SAS SSD

Maximum performance and bandwidth for hyperscale data centers and highly-virtualized environments 

Outstanding Performance for a Variety of Write-intensive, Mixed-use and Read-intensive Applications

SanDisk is involved in every aspect of developing SSDs, from producing the innovative NAND flash memory inside our SSDs, to optimizing the energy consumption and reliability of drives for hyperscale environments. We also develop software and firmware that leverages the unique characteristics of flash. Lightning SSDs provide a data center solution that delivers accelerated performance with superior reliability.

Read Intensive

Solid cost-to-performance benefits for applications that demand low latency read speeds and greater bandwidth.

Mixed Use

Based on a parallel processing architecture to deliver tested and proven reliability. 

Write Intensive

Featuring an I/O pattern designed to support applications with heavy write workloads. 



Model Lightning Read-Intensive
Lightning Mixed-Use
Lightning Write-Intensive
Capacity1 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB 200GB, 400GB, 800GB 200GB, 400GB
Sequential Read/Write MB/s2 Up to 310-410/140 Up to 385-450/220 Up to 450/250
Random Read/Write IOPS (4K)2 Up to 78K/4K-8K Up to 100K/11-16K Up to 118K/33K
Interface 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SAS
Form Factor 2.5" 2.5" 2.5"
Interface Ports Dual (2) full-duplex Dual (2) full-duplex Dual (2) full-duplex
Unrecovered Bit Error Rate (UBER) <1 sector in 1016 bits read <1 sector in 1017 bits read <1 sector in 1017 bits read
MTBF3 2 Million Hours
Warranty4 Lesser of 3 years or maximum endurance used Lesser of 5 years or maximum endurance used Lesser of 5 years or maximum endurance used
Power Consumption Idle/Active (Typ) 3.9W/5.9W 3.9W/5.9W 3.9W/5.9W
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What Does the
Industry Think?

“The combined solution of SanDisk SSDs within the Dell PowerEdge R720 and PowerEdge T620 servers provide a strong platform for VMware Virtual SAN.” -Brian Payne, executive director of server solutions, Dell


1. 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user capacity less.

2. Up to stated speed. Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon drive capacity, host device, OS and application. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.

3. MTBF – Mean Time Between Failures based on parts stress analysis.

4. The earlier of (I) five (5) years or (II) the time at which such Product unit’s total cumulative data recorded on such unit at its S.M.A.R.T. attribute (log page 2Fh, parameter 25) or log page 11h, parameter 1 (Percentage Used Endurance Indicator) reaches 100% of the Product unit’s endurance value. For more warranty information, please visit


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