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SanDisk offers the industry’s broadest product portfolio of enterprise systems, hardware and software solutions that deliver cutting edge, workload-optimized SAS and SATA SSDs, PCIe Application Accelerators, all-flash storage systems, and flash-optimizing software designed to maximize application performance and efficiency for enterprise IT, systems manufacturers and hyperscale data centers.

With over 25 years of storage innovation, SanDisk is a global flash technology leader. At SanDisk, we’re expanding the possibilities of data storage in servers and storage arrays. Flash is redefining application performance and transforming how data centers operate. From the financial industry and online commerce companies who rely on near-instantaneous access to data, to large enterprises that leverage big data analytics to make sound business decisions. As the capabilities and capacity of flash increase, it continues to foster a new era of application performance and scale that leading enterprises demand. With flash, storage becomes more than just a place to store information; it becomes a conduit of actionable information. Flash makes applications more dynamic.

SanDisk offers complete vertical integration—from flash chip manufacturing to our controller design to our flash management algorithms and software acceleration solutions—setting SanDisk apart from most of our competitors. From our own flash manufacturing facilities to our extensive portfolio of products, we have complete top-tobottom capabilities. This unique integration results in a highly reliable enterprise system composed of innovative technologies that work together to benefit your business.

With our unwavering commitment to innovation, we’ve achieved an array of industry firsts: from creating leading NAND flash 15nm chip geometry to producing the world's first 4 terabyte (TB) enterprise SAS SSD and 6.4TB PCIe application accelerator, and now our latest 512TB all-flash storage system. Additionally, our proprietary Guardian Technology™ Platform provides enhanced enterprise features that extend the endurance of our flash giving our customers additional value for their investment.

Not all data centers are created equal. The challenge is finding storage solutions that deliver predictable performance, trusted reliability and superior value in ways that make sense for your business. SanDisk offers the industry’s broadest product portfolio of enterprise systems, hardware and software solutions that deliver cuttingedge, workload-optimized SAS and SATA SSDs, PCIe Application Accelerators, all-flash storage systems, and flash-optimizing software designed to maximize application performance and efficiency for enterprise IT, systems manufacturers and hyperscale data centers. SanDisk provides a variety of solutions with benefits that range in performance, low latency, scalability, capacity, economic value and endurance, so you can select what works best for your data center environment.

A pioneer in solid state storage technology, our singular focus on flash is one reason that the SanDisk brand is trusted by businesses around the world. Our products are qualified at the five largest server system vendors and at the four largest storage system vendors, as critical components in the enterprise systems they deliver to their data center customers. Easily integrated, scalable, simple to manage and boasting a low total cost of acquisition (TCA) and total cost of ownership (TCO), SanDisk hardware solutions have earned the trust of these tier-1 system vendors, time and again.

All-flash Storage System for Big Data

InfiniFlash™ System

The InfiniFlash™ system is a new storage platform offering massive capacity and high density to address the demands of capacity workloads at scale without compromise. This storage system is designed for content repositories, media and streaming services, and big data analytics, while providing 512TB of flash in only 3U, up to 2M IOPS and less than 1ms latency, can connect up to 8 servers, and available in 3 model options. InfiniFlash provides breakthrough economics with compelling TCO.

Absolute Performance for Shared Flash Environments

SanDisk ION Accelerator™

The SanDisk ION Accelerator solution delivers game-changing performance for database users in physical and virtual environments. The SanDisk ION Accelerator solution consists of ION Accelerator software and Fusion ioMemory™ PCIe application accelerators. The solution offers shared flash which is highly available and performance optimized for use with a choice of capacity and SAN connectivity options, including 16Gb Fibre Channel, 56Gb InfiniBand and 40Gb iSCSI.

The SanDisk ION Accelerator enables top database applications to run at the highest levels of performance. For application environments ranging from OLTP to OLAP and from In-Memory to NoSQL, the SanDisk ION Accelerator delivers exceptional acceleration

Software that manages flash in servers to maximize application performance and data center efficiency

FlashSoft® Software

FlashSoft Software puts low-latency flash storage at the data center’s performance tier, optimizing application performance by alleviating storage I/O latency. The software runs transparently to both enterprise applications and storage infrastructure, automatically allocating server-based flash memory for applications’ most critical I/O operations. FlashSoft Software removes storage bottlenecks from the data center, delivering maximum value from existing storage and server investments.

FlashSoft Software is available for VMware vSphere®, Windows Server® and Linux. FlashSoft Software is compatible with any vendors’ enterprise flash devices (SATA, SAS, PCIe, NVMe or DDR). This gives IT professionals maximum choice and flexibility in selecting the SSD hardware best suited to their budget, infrastructure and operational requirements.

FlashSoft®

Fusion ioMemory™ - SX350 PCIe Application Accelerators

The Fusion ioMemory SX350 series, now on SanDisk NAND, is the latest generation of PCIe application accelerators to offer a scalable and high capacity solution with up to 2.5x – 4x the price/performance benefits over the previous ioDrive®2 PCIe cards. These PCIe cards are designed for read-intensive application workloads and provide capacities up to 6.4TB.

Fusion ioMemory - SX350 PCIe 2.0 x8 Application Accelerators
  Random R/W Performance Sequential R/W Data Throughput1 Capacities2 Latency Read/Write Access
SX350
Read-Intensive
Up to 225K/345K IOPS
Up to 270K/375K IOPS
Up to 345K/385K IOPS
Up to 285K/385K IOPS
Up to 2.8 / 1.35 GB/s
Up to 2.8 / 1.75 GB/s
Up to 2.8 / 2.25 GB/s
Up to 2.8 / 2.25 GB/s
1.25TB
1.6TB
3.2TB
6.4TB
Up to 79µs/15µs

Fusion ioMemory™ - SX300 and PX600 PCIe Application Accelerators

A full range of the most advanced flash technology, Fusion ioMemory delivers a high transaction rate per gigabyte designed with MLC NAND flash technology for mixed-use and read-intensive application workloads. Fusion ioMemory features a performance-optimized architecture with the largest capacities of up to 6.4TB.

Fusion ioMemory - SX300 and PX600 PCIe 2.0 x8 Application Accelerators
  Random R/W Performance Sequential R/W Data Throughput1 Capacities2 Latency Read/Write Access
PX600
Mixed-Use
Up to 196K/330K IOPS
Up to 235K/375K IOPS
Up to 350K/385K IOPS
Up to 285K/385K IOPS
Up to 2.7 / 1.55 GB/s
Up to 2.7 / 1.75 GB/s
Up to 2.7 / 2.25 GB/s
Up to 2.7 / 2.15 GB/s
1TB
1.3TB
2.6TB
5.2TB
Up to 92µs/15µs
SX300
Read-Intensive
Up to 196K/330K IOPS
Up to 235K/375K IOPS
Up to 345K/385K IOPS
Up to 285K/385K IOPS
Up to 2.7 / 1.55 GB/s
Up to 2.7 / 1.75 GB/s
Up to 2.7 / 2.25 GB/s
Up to 2.7 / 2.15 GB/s
1.25TB
1.6TB
3.2TB
6.4TB
Up to 92µs/15µs

Fusion ioMemory™ - Mezzanine PCIe Application Accelerators

The new Fusion ioMemory Mezzanine PCIe application accelerators for Blade Servers provide up to 2x higher performance, 33% greater capacity and lower latency data access over the previous ioDrive2 Mezzanine PCIe cards for mission-critical data center environments. These mezzanine cards are available directly through HP and Cisco.

Fusion ioMemory™ - Mezzanine PCIe Application Accelerators
  Random R/W Performance Sequential R/W Data Throughput1 Capacities2 Latency Read/Write Access
HP Up to 196K/330K
Up to 235K/375K
Up to 2.7/1.5 1.2TB
1.6TB
Up to 92µs/15µs
Cisco (PX600)
Cisco (SX300)
Up to 235K/375K
Up to 235K/375K
Up to 2.7/1.7 1.3TB
1.6TB
Up to 92µs/15µs

Lightning® Gen. II 12Gb/s SAS SSDs

The new Lightning Gen. II product family of 12Gb/s SAS SSDs doubles interface speed providing the highest SAS performance for mission-critical hyperscale, cloud and virtualized data center application workloads. These SSDs utilize 19nm SLC and eMLC NAND flash technology combined with an innovative parallel processing architecture to deliver industry-leading, predictable performance, superior reliability and maximum value.

Lightning Gen. II 12Gb/s SAS SSDs
  Random R/W Performance4 Sequential R/W Data Throughput1/3/4 Capacities2/4 DWPD*** (Random)
Lightning Eco™ Gen. II
Read-Intensive
Up to 195K/80K IOPS Up to 980/600 MB/s 800GB
1.6TB
3
Lightning Ascend™ Gen. II
Mixed-Use
Up to 195K/100K IOPS Up to 980/600 MB/s 200GB
400GB
800GB
1.6TB
10
Lightning Ultra™ Gen. II
Write-Intensive
Up to 199K/115K IOPS Up to 980/740 MB/s 200GB
400GB
800GB
25

CloudSpeed™ Gen. II 6Gb/s SATA SSD

CloudSpeed Gen. II 6Gb/s SATA SSDs have been specifically optimized for the demanding requirements of Hyperscale data centers and cloud service providers. CloudSpeed Gen. II SATA SSDs are designed with the latest 15nm MLC NAND technology to support read-intensive and mixed-use latency-sensitive workloads. This flash storage solution works within existing infrastructure - SATA interface - and can replace hard disk drives for lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and better data center efficiency.

CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II 6Gb/s SATA SSD
  Random R/W Performance Sequential R/W Data Throughput1 Capacities2 DWPD** (Random)
CloudSpeed Eco™ Gen. II
Read-Intensive
Up to 76K/14K IOPS Up to 530/460 MB/s 480GB
960GB
1.92TB
0.6
CloudSpeed Ultra™ Gen. II
Mixed-Use
Up to 76K/32K IOPS Up to 540/460 MB/s 400GB
800GB
1.6TB
1.8

Optimus MAX™ 6Gb/s SAS SSD

The Optimus MAX 6Gb/s SAS SSD is the first SSD of its kind to deliver SAS performance at the cost of SATA for enterprise, cloud and virtualized data center read-intensive application workloads. This 4TB2 SSD enables organization to transition to a leaner infrastructure model reducing total cost of ownership (TCO). The Optimus MAX SSD utilizes 19nm eMLC NAND flash technology combined with the innovative Guardian Technology™ Platform to deliver high performance, superior reliability and enhanced endurance for maximum application scalability.

Optimus MAX 6Gb/s SAS SSD
  Random R/W Performance Sequential R/W Data Throughput1 Capacities2 DWPD** (Random)
Optimus MAX™
Read-Intensive
Up to 85K/11K IOPS Up to 500/500 MB/s 4TB 0.5

Optimus® 6Gb/s SAS SSDs

Available in a range of capacities and endurance points, Optimus 6Gb/s SAS SSDs provide solid state solutions that satisfy enterprise server and storage applications. Powered by our innovative Guardian Technology™ Platform, the Optimus SSD family utilizes 19nm eMLC NAND flash technology and delivers a combination of performance, reliability and value that satisfies the demands of the most I/O-intensive applications in today's IT infrastructure.

Optimus 6Gb/s SAS SSDs
  Random R/W Performance Sequential R/W Data Throughput1 Capacities2 DWPD** (Random)
Optimus Eco™
Mixed-Use (400GB - 1.6TB)
Read-Intensive (2TB)
Up to 90K/35K IOPS Up to 530/530 MB/s 400GB
800GB
1.6TB
2TB
3
Optimus Ascend™
Mixed-Use
Up to 95K/40K IOPS 200GB: Up to 550/380 MB/s
400GB - 1.6TB: Up to 550/540 MB/s
200GB
400GB
800GB
1.6TB
10
Optimus Ultra™
Write-Intensive
Up to 95K/40K IOPS 150GB: Up to 550/380 MB/s
300GB - 1.2TB: Up to 550/540 MB/s
150GB
300GB
600GB
1.2TB
25
Optimus Extreme™
Write-Intensive
Up to 95K/40K IOPS 100GB: Up to 550/380 MB/s
200GB - 800GB: Up to 550/540 MB/s
100GB
200GB
400GB
800GB
45

25 Years of Storage Innovation

At SanDisk, we have a singular focus: to expand the possibilities of data storage technology. And we're able to achieve it with a unique approach.

Because storage is our primary concern, SanDisk has the perspective needed to ensure data protection, while balancing reliability and accessibility to suit unique enterprise needs. Our vertical integration–from our controller design to our flash management algorithms and software acceleration solutions–sets SanDisk apart from most of our competitors. From our own flash manufacturing facilities to our extensive portfolio of products, we have complete top-to-bottom capabilities. This unique integration results in a highly reliable enterprise system composed of innovative technologies that work together to benefit your business.

A broad portfolio of data center storage solutions based on end-to-end capabilities. It's just one reason why enterprise IT and system vendors alike trust SanDisk with their data.

Learn more about SanDisk data center application acceleration solutions for the enterprise at www.sandisk.com/enterprise

Disclosures

1. Up to stated speed. Based on internal testing; performance may vary based on host device. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes. X=150KB/s.

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

3. Performance may vary by capacity.

4. The Lightning Eco Gen. II, Lightning Ascend Gen. II and Lightning Ultra Gen. II SAS SSD specifications are based on an 11W performance level.

5. Write bandwidth achieved with optional high power mode. Maximum write bandwidth performance of 1.6 GB/s achievable within 25 W power limit.

*Warranty/DWPD - The lesser of 3 years from the date of manufacture of the product or the date on which the product’s relevant endurance thresholds set forth in the product specifications are reached.

**Warranty/DWPD - The lesser of 5 years from the date of manufacture of the product or the date on which the product’s relevant endurance thresholds set forth in the product specifications are reached.

***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.

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