If you thought solid state drives were restrictive with their current size limitations, its time to think again as SanDisk has now launched two new Lightning ranges of solid state drives with capacities ranging from 100GB up to a massive 800GB, just dont ask the price unless your sitting down.
The SanDisk Lightning drives ranges include three SLC (single-level cell) flash drives with capacities of 100, 200 and 400GB, together with three MLC (multi-level cell) flash drives with capacities of 200, 400 and 800GB. They are also available in a 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch standard form factor and have been designed to integrate seamlessly into existing SAS enterprise storage and server systems without the need for any changes to existing applications.
The new SSDs also provide complete end-to-end data protection and reliability features that include : background Patrol Read and Memory Reclaim, extended ECC, triple-redundant ECC protected metadata, and support for the T10 Data Integrity Field (DIF) standard.
The new SanDisk’s enterprise-class Lightning products are already integrated into HP Qualified storage drives and available to customers on HP ProLiant servers, but unfortunately we dont have any costs for the drives, but you can expect them to need deep pockets.
Source : SanDisk