SanDisk Introduces Skyhawk NVMe PCIe SSD

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅14.02.2017 10:20:03


SanDisk introduces Skyhawk NVMe compliant PCIe SSD drives offering cost-effective data storage solutions for cloud environment’s large and unstructured data center workloads. Demand for cloud computing and cloud services is increasing yearly and experts predict that public-cloud spending would double by 2020. Cloud is simply the more cost-effective and efficient solution for running applications and storing data. What the SanDisk Skyhawk PCIe SSDs offer is a balance of fast and consistent performance making it perfect for cloud environments.

SATA SSDs in cloud has reached performance limits given that SATA technology is already nine years old and is capped at 6 gigabits per second. But with the SanDisk Skyhawk NVMe-compliant SSDs, bandwidth is increased by 300% that of enterprise SATA SSDs. With that, Skyhawk SSDs can yield server consolidation benefits as much as 3:1.

In cloud servers, drives are expected to run 24/7 in all 365 days of the year thus emphasizing the importance of reliability aside from consistent performance. The Skyhawk SSDs have an MTBF rating of 2 million hours ensuring reliability. It is also packed with premium security features through the Guardian Technology Platform, a comprehensive suite of enterprise features which includes DataGuard, FlashGuard and EverGuard technologies that aims to minimize risks.

SanDisk Skyhawk Features and Benefits
- PCIe Gen 3, x4 interface and NVMe 1.2 compliant with in-box driver support.
- Industry-standard 2.5-inch small form factor
- Capacities of up to 3.84 TB
- Optimized for read-intensive and mixed-use workloads.
- Up to 150K IOPS (70/30 random mixed workload)
- Half the power consumption compared to 25W PCIe SSD solutions
- Hot Swap/Hot Plug support with data-loss protection
- Innovative Guardian Technology Platform for improved flash endurance and data integrity and protection.
- MTBF rating of 2 million hours
- Instant Secure Erase (ISE)

Skyhawk NVMe PCIe SSD Specifications
12nm MLC User Capacities (GB): 3840 / 1920
Form Factor: 2.5-inch
Interface: PCIe Gen3, 4x
NVMe Compliance: 1.2 Gold
Sequencial Read, 128KB, QD128 (MB/S): Up to 1,500
Sequencial Writes, 128KB, QD128 (MB/S): Up to 1,170
Random Read, 4KB, QD128 (KIOPS): Up to 250
Random Write, 4KB, QD128 (KIOPS): Up to 47
Random Mix 70/30, 4KB, QD128 (KIOPS): Up to 99

Skyhawk Ultra NVMe PCIe SSD Specifications
12nm MLC User Capacities (GB): 3200 / 1600
Form Factor: 2.5-inch
Interface: PCIe Gen3, 4x
NVMe Compliance: 1.2 Gold
Sequencial Read, 128KB, QD128 (MB/S): Up to 1,700
Sequencial Writes, 128KB, QD128 (MB/S): Up to 1,200
Random Read, 4KB, QD128 (KIOPS): Up to 250
Random Write, 4KB, QD128 (KIOPS): Up to 83
Random Mix 70/30, 4KB, QD128 (KIOPS): Up to 150


Visit the SanDisk website for more information on the Skyhawk Series NVMe PCIe SSDs.

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