In conjunction with Dell World, LiteOn has announced their new EP1 M.2 PCIe SSD:
Designed primarily for enterprise workloads and usage, the EP1 sports impressive specs for such a small device. Capacities are 480 and 960GB, random 4k IO is rated at 150k/44k (R/W), sequentials are as high as 1.5GB/sec, and max latencies are in the 30-40 us range (this spec is particularly important for enterprise OLTP / transactional database workloads). Given the enterprise specs, power loss protection is a given (and you can see the capacitors in the upper right of the above photo). Here are the full specs:
It should be noted that larger PCIe-based SSDs are rated for greater than the 1 drive write per day of the EP1, but they are also considerably larger (physically) when compared to the M.2 EP1. As an additional aside, the 960GB capacity is a bit longer than you might have seen so far in the M.2 form factor. While the 480GB model is a familiar 2280 (80mm long), the 960GB model follows the 22110 form factor (110mm long). The idle power consumption seems a bit high, but enterprise devices are typically tuned for instantaneous response over idle wattage.
Lite-ON to Debut M.2 PCIe Gen 2×4 Enterprise Solid State Drive at Dell World 2014
Lite-ON Storage Exhibiting Enterprise Solid State Drives at Dell World 2014, November 4-6 at Austin Convention Center, Booth #1E1B, Austin, Texas
Fremont, CA, October 28, 2014—Lite-ON, leading developer of enterprise flash storage technology, announces the debut of its new EP1 Series M.2 PCIe Gen 2×4 solid-state drive at Dell World 2014 in Austin, Texas.
Dell World draws thought leaders, subject matter experts, and IT professionals from around the world who come to learn about new trends, technologies, and how Dell and its partners are working to advance the world of information technology.
“We are extremely excited to present our new M.2 PCIe Gen 2×4 solid state drive at Dell World 2014,” said Darlo Perez, Lite-ON Managing Director. “The new EP1 represents a significant step forward in enterprise storage technology, offering up to 1TB of storage on a compact and highly power efficient M.2 PCIe form factor. Now supporting power loss protection, it offers the perfect balance of performance, enterprise-grade reliability, and cost efficiency.”
Lite-ON’s EP1 Series drives are compact, power-efficient solid state solutions that fit directly in a server’s PCIe bus to increase server application performance while delivering fast and reliable access to data without burdening host CPU and memory resources.
EP1 drives deliver superior speed with 4KB random read and write performance of up to 150,000 and 44,000 IOPS. With ultra low latencies of 40/30 μs, the EP1 ensures the quickest and most consistent command response times in the industry.
EP1 drives also feature power loss protection, multiple layers of data protection, and customized firmware that make them a perfect fit for mixed use environments and application workloads such as online transaction processing (OTP), financial transactions, E-commerce, SQL logging, collaboration, and email servers.
Lite-ON will also be exhibiting its full range of server solutions, which include the N9S read-intensive SATA SSD, the NAS mixed-use SATA SSD, and an M.2 PCIe SSD configured for mixed use environments.
All Lite-ON drives offer consistent high performance and lower power consumption for the most demanding hyperscale environments and specialized groups of users. Lite-ON drives have a mean time between failures (MBTF) of 2 million hours and an endurance rating of up to 1 drive write per day for 5 years, one of the highest reliability rankings in the industry.
Visit Lite-ON at Dell World, November 4-6, 2014, at booth #1E1B. Analysts and members of the press are encouraged to RSVP.
Lite-ON Storage is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of Solid State Drives and Optical Disc Drives. Lite-ON Storage offers a comprehensive line-up of SSDs and embedded flash products for PC Client, Industrial Solutions, Automotive, Enterprise, and Cloud Computing in a variety of form factors to deliver the right product for the right application.