Viking Modular Enhances SATADIMM Solid State Drives

Enables 1.4M IOPS in enterprise 1U servers, delivering three times the performance and capacity levels of traditional hard-drive form factor SSDs.

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Viking Modular Solutions, a solid state drive solutions provider, has released its next-generation SATADIMM, providing a high-capacity, high-performance solid state drive (SSD) in a small form factor. Leveraging the form factor of DDR3 DIMMs and the non-volatile capabilities of SSDs, SATADIMM drives enable enterprise servers to take advantage of its small footprint to drive significantly increased performance per server or “per U.”

Available in both 25mm and 18.75mm (VLP) heights in the industry standard 240-PIN DDR3 form factor, the drive has the same bill of materials as a 2.5 inch SSD but with a 75 percent smaller footprint, enhancing the quantity of SSDs that can be supported within a 1U server. Utilizing the enterprise-class SATADIMM,1U servers can produce 1.4M input/output operations per second (IOPS) and up to 3 times the capacity and overall performance levels compared to current industry-standard servers deployed with traditional SSDs.

IT departments need increasing levels of flexibility, power, and performance in their server or storage infrastructure, according to Adrian Proctor, vice president of marketing. “Our SATADIMM products were designed with this in mind, allowing increased performance and capacity within the existing footprint.”

Viking Modular’s SATADIMM products derive power from any available DDR3 socket, providing a high-performance SSD boost even when hard drive bays are full. SATADIMM delivers sustained performance up to 60,000 IOPS random reads and writes with a transfer speed of 520MB/s, and it supports both 6Gb SATA and SAS interfaces. The SATADIMM family of products is ideal for enterprise markets that utilize systems such as blade servers, smaller 1U rackmount servers, storage bridge bays (SBBs), and AdvancedTCA (ATCA) blades.

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