Lightning Ascend™ Gen. II SAS SSD
Maximum bandwidth with high speed data transfer rates where quick access to data is essential
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The Lightning Ascend™ Gen. II 12Gb/s SAS SSD doubles interface speed, providing the highest performance for mission-critical hyperscale, cloud and virtualized data center application workloads.This next generation Lightning® SSD offers a feature-rich robust design, combined with SanDisk’s innovative parallel processing architecture to deliver full data path protection (T10-DIF support), temperature based power control, SED instant secure erase, an MTBF of 2.5 million hours and power fail protection. This SSD is backward-compatible with 6Gb/s SAS and offers a single firmware binary platform for seamless integration and reduced qualification times.
Lightning Ascend Gen. II SAS SSDs offer superior reliability with high speed data transfer rates where quick access to data is essential. Available in 19nm eMLC capacities from 200GB – 1.6TB2 and with random read/write performance of up to 195K/100K IOPS* and sequential read/write speed of up to 980/600 MB/s1/*. These SSDs are designed for mixed-use applications such as On-line Transaction Processing (OLTP) Databases, Email/Messaging, E-Commerce, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, and Collaboration with a typical workload comprised of a 70/30 read/write mix. This SSD offers 10 full drive writes per day (DWPD) with a limited 5 year warranty.
Lightning Ascend Gen. II SAS SSDs are a product of SanDisk’s vertical integration - spanning from the fabrication of the NAND technology and wafer to the manufacturing of the finished SSD. This vertical integration results in a customized solution that takes full advantage of each component to deliver maximum performance and quality assurance. Lightning Ascend Gen. II SSDs provide high, predictable-performance, industry-leading reliability and maximum value.
Lightning® Gen. II Product Family of 12Gb/s SAS 2.5" SSDs
|Lightning Eco™||Lightning Ascend™||Lightning Ultra™|
|Interface Ports||Dual full-duplex|
|Sequential Read/Write (MB/s)1||Up to 980/600||Up to 980/600||Up to 980/740|
|Random Read/Write (IOPS) (4K-single port)||Up to 195K/80K||Up to 195K/100K||Up to 199K/115K|
|19nm User Capacities||800GB, 1.6TB||200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB||200GB, 400GB, 800GB|
|Sector Sizes||512, 520, 4K bytes/sector, T10-DIF 1, DIF 2 Support|
|Data Reliability (UBER)||<1 sector in 1017 bits read||<1 sector in 1018 bits read||<1 sector in 1019 bits read|
|MTBF3||2.5 Million Hours|
|Warranty4||The lesser of 5 years or maximum endurance used|
|DWPD (Random Read)||3 DWPD||10 DWPD||25 DWPD|
|Shock||1000 g half-sine, 0.5 msec, 3 shocks along each axis, X, Y, Z, in each direction|
|Vibration||2.17 g rms, 7-800 Hz|
|Operating Temperature||0° C to 60° C|
|Storage Temperature||-40° C to 85° C|
|Humidity||5% to 95%, non-condensing, relative humidity|
|Altitude||5486.4 m [18,000 ft]|
1 Based on direct attached SAS performance testing, performance may be lower depending upon host device, OS and application. 3 MTBF – Mean Time Between Failures based on parts stress analysis. 4 The earlier of (I) five (5) years or (II) the time at which such Product unit’s total cumulative data recorded on such unit at its S.M.A.R.T. attribute (log page 2Fh, parameter 25) or log page 11h, parameter 1 (Percentage Used Endurance Indicator) reaches 100% of the Product unit’s endurance value. For more warranty information, please visit kb.sandisk.com.
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