Tuesday, November 16th 2010
LSI announced a new high-end enterprise solid state drive (SSD) best suited for heavy-duty database operations. The WarpDrive SLP-300 from LSI is a PCI-Express x8 addon card that is driven by LSI's SAS2008 controller. A number of SandForce-driven SSD modules bearing single-level cell 30 nm-class NAND flash chips provide storage of 300 GB, latency of under 50 μs, capability of 240,000 IOPS for 4K reads, and 200,000 IOPS for 4K writes, and data-rates of 1,400 MB/s read and 1,200 MB/s write. The drive has a MTBF of 2 million hours. Backed by a 3-year warranty, the LSI WarpDrive SLP-300 will be priced at US $11,500 when it releases to market on 29th November.