Tuesday, February 17th 2015

Fixstars Launches the World's Highest Density SSD, the SSD-3000M

Fixstars Solutions Inc., an innovator in flash storage solutions, today announced the start of sales for 3TB SSD, SSD-3000M, and 1TB SSD, SSD-1000M, in North America. The products feature enterprise level reliability and unprecedented sequential read/write performance aimed at professional content creation, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), HPC, and Datacenters.

The 3TB SSD-3000M has the world's highest capacity for 2.5" SATA SSD. High capacity SSDs help reduce the number of drives required in professional setups reducing operational costs such as maintenance, energy, and chassis/rack infrastructure. More importantly a more reliable workflow with minimum handling failures is of significantly valuable. These disks integrate Fixstars' proprietary NAND controller preventing latency spikes and performance deterioration ensuring consistent high performance. Applications for which fast and stable disk writes are crucial such as 4K video recording/editing and encrypted storage for film will benefit the most from Fixstars solid state disks.
"The SSD-3000M/1000M were released in Japan last November, and have been getting great feedbacks from our customers," said Satoshi Miki, CEO & Co-Founder of Fixstars Corporation (Tokyo), "As an innovator of storage solutions, we are focused on providing high performance and reliability SSD solutions, to accelerate our customer's business."

For more information on the SSD-3000M/1000M, please visit this page.
Add your own comment

25 Comments on Fixstars Launches the World's Highest Density SSD, the SSD-3000M

#1
bogami
1$ on gb :( on 1 tb ..3tb contact us .I can buy 5 x 512gb CRUCIAL MX100 !(i hewe 2 RAID-0 1tb for 400$ ) and CRUCIAL BX100 1t is 400$-360€ ! Well review will be nice oo and in 1Q come 5 tb es well .Not so fast 19 nm mcl 520mb/s-350mb/s dou ..
Posted on Reply
#2
Athlonite
$990US for the 1TB version so one can only assume it's going to be 3+ times that for the 3TB variant
Posted on Reply
#3
Rowsol
3tb is insane but considering you can get 256 for 1k $ I don't see these selling.
Posted on Reply
#4
R-T-B
It's an enterprise rated SSD guys.
Posted on Reply
#5
krusha03
As @R-T-B these are enterprise rated and probably the nand has 10 - 100 times the P/E cycles of nand found in consumer SSDs
Posted on Reply
#6
Prima.Vera
Japan always have the most ridiculous prices in the world anyway, so no surprises here.
Posted on Reply
#7
xfia
please send me 2 1tb models for raid testing :)
Posted on Reply
#8
bpgt64
Remember how expensive a 128GB ssd used to be? Consider this that...it seems ridiculous now...but the way the market is moving it's nice to know someone is pushing the higher density tech into mass production.
Posted on Reply
#9
lukart
bpgt64 said:
Remember how expensive a 128GB ssd used to be? Consider this that...it seems ridiculous now...but the way the market is moving it's nice to know someone is pushing the higher density tech into mass production.
True that. I just keep thinking its hard to trust your most important files in a SSD. I would rather just have the software on it and all the rest in a old fashioned HDD :D
Posted on Reply
#10
lZKoce
lukart said:
True that. I just keep thinking its hard to trust your most important files in a SSD. I would rather just have the software on it and all the rest in a old fashioned HDD :D
I do that. You learn to:
  1. Back up often and then back up again...did I mention you have to back up often? Well, I am saying it now, you have to back up often :D :D, and
  2. live in fear of loosing your info :D
Posted on Reply
#11
bpgt64
I like to Raid -0 SSD's for things like Steam folders, and games. Things that can be re-downloaded. I'll use a Ubuntu headless box though running software raid w/hotspare for anything important. Really worth looking into if you want storage security. I have ported my raid between like 5 different OS types finding the one I liked :)
Posted on Reply
#12
Roadrunner
lZKoce said:
I do that. You learn to:
  1. Back up often and then back up again...did I mention you have to back up often? Well, I am saying it now, you have to back up often :D :D, and
  2. live in fear of loosing your info :D

When it comes to important data, backing up is very important. But with these-days SSDs you dont have to be so paranoid. Im runing Vertex 4 for 3+ yars now in raid 0 and I was afraid at first but now I often keep only copy of videos for editing there and I didnt have problem so far. And from the time of Vertex 4 i believe security things got better.
But for some realy rare data I should mention that you have to back up often :)
Posted on Reply
#13
Jurassic1024
I'm just interested in the performance of the controller.
Posted on Reply
#14
R-T-B
Prima.Vera said:
Japan always have the most ridiculous prices in the world anyway, so no surprises here.
Yep, but they make some good stuff too. Panasonic Toughbooks anyone?

Japan has always equaled expensive overkill for me as well as the majority of consumers.
Posted on Reply
#15
Patriot
R-T-B said:
It's an enterprise rated SSD guys.
"Enterprise" Real enterprise drives don't use SATA they use SAS or NVME...
The budget "enterprise" drives tend to be consumer sata rebranded.
Posted on Reply
#16
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
bogami said:
1$ on gb :( on 1 tb ..3tb contact us .I can buy 5 x 512gb CRUCIAL MX100 !(i hewe 2 RAID-0 1tb for 400$ ) and CRUCIAL BX100 1t is 400$-360€ ! Well review will be nice oo and in 1Q come 5 tb es well .Not so fast 19 nm mcl 520mb/s-350mb/s dou ..
Jesus wtf are you even saying.
Posted on Reply
#17
R-T-B
Patriot said:
"Enterprise" Real enterprise drives don't use SATA they use SAS or NVME...
The budget "enterprise" drives tend to be consumer sata rebranded.
The term is "nearline"
Posted on Reply
#18
Prima.Vera
To be honest, nowadays SSD drives from Sammy, for example, offer better reliability than any average HDD, and definitely way better than any Seagate out there ;) :D
Posted on Reply
#19
Dimsgr
Nice, I can now keep my pr0n in an enterprise(-like) SSD... ehr wait, I do not have a pr0n collection anyway so WGAF hehe
Posted on Reply
#20
Disparia
Such titles are largely meaningless. The price is simply relative to existing offerings such as the 4TB Sandisk at ~$5K.
Posted on Reply
#22
MikeMurphy
bpgt64 said:
Remember how expensive a 128GB ssd used to be? Consider this that...it seems ridiculous now...but the way the market is moving it's nice to know someone is pushing the higher density tech into mass production.
It wasn't too long ago when the Intel X25-M 160gb SSD was the coolest kid on the block.
Posted on Reply
#23
haswrong
R-T-B said:
It's an enterprise rated SSD guys.
only the price makes an enterprise product.. see, if it cost $50, would you not grab 5 of those? affordability is everything.
Posted on Reply
#24
haswrong
Prima.Vera said:
To be honest, nowadays SSD drives from Sammy, for example, offer better reliability than any average HDD, and definitely way better than any Seagate out there ;) :D
ive just rma-ed a 3tb barracuda last week, bad sectors :/ ssd = way to go. large capacities have elevated power consumption in load, but most of the time it has much lower power draw than mechanical hardrives..
Posted on Reply
#25
Scrizz
Prima.Vera said:
definitely way better than any Seagate out there ;) :D
true that
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment