Fixstars Solutions announced the start of sales for 3TB SSD (SSD-3000M) and 1TB SSD (SSD-1000M), but sadly only in North America this time; the drives were already released in Japan last November.
The 3TB SSD-3000M has the world’s highest capacity for 2.5-inch SATA drives which can reduced the amount of drives needed significantly. These new disks integrate Fixstars’ proprietary NAND controller preventing latency spikes and performance deterioration to ensure a 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.”
Fixstars used flash originally designed for the use in small-scale mobile devices in these drives, allowing them to fit so much into such a little space. The drives can still provide impressive sequential speeds up to 520MB/s reading and up to 500MB/s writing. They are based on 19nm MLC NAND and support TRIM, Advanced Garbage Collection, and SMART.
A drive like this won’t be cheap and the Fixstars order quote page lists the drive at $990 plus tax for the 1TB model. If this shouldn’t be enough, Fixstars are planning to launch a 5TB version before Q1 2015 is over.
Thanks to PRwire for providing us with this information