CloudSpeed 500 SSD was designed specifically to address the growing need for high-performance and endurance required for mixed workload applications in enterprise server and cloud computing environments. Leveraging SMART's proprietary Guardian Technology Platform, tier-one OEM-enterprise firmware, proven power fail technology and the latest generation of consumer MLC NAND flash, the CloudSpeed 500 offers all the features expected from an enterprise-class drive at the right value.
Available in capacities of 120, 240, 480GB, the CloudSpeed 500 features a 6Gb/s SATA interface and provides 500MB/s sequential read/write and 60K/20K IOPS random read/write performance. The CloudSpeed 500 offers industry-leading data integrity by employing a combination of powerful error correction and detection, full data path protection, thermal monitoring, and data fail and recovery of up to 1 NAND flash page. Comprehensive diagnostic tools are provided through SSD-specific S.M.A.R.T. attributes.
Leveraging SMART Storage Systems' Guardian Technology Platform™, a proprietary suite of enterprise features and endurance enhancement technologies, the CloudSpeed 500 SSD delivers up to 5x higher endurance than competing client SSDs. Enterprise organizations have utilized client-class SSDs with low endurance specifications in a consumption model, resulting in the need to replace an SSD multiple times within a typical warranty period. The higher endurance ratings of the CloudSpeed 500 enables enterprise organizations to extend the working life of their storage, thereby fundamentally changing the total cost of ownership (TCO) for cloud storage and server applications.