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Lightning Ultra™ Gen. II SAS SSD
Maximum bandwidth with high availability and superior data integrity for demanding big data analytics

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Lightning Ultra™ Gen. II SAS SSD

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The Lightning Ultra™ 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 Ultra™ Gen. II SAS SSDs offer industry-leading predictable performance with high availability for the analysis of large data sets. Available in 19nm SLC capacities from 200GB – 800GB2 and with random read/write performance of up to 199K/115K IOPS* and sequential read/write speed of up to 980/740 MB/s1/*. These SSDs are designed for write-intensive applications such as High Performance Computing (HPC), Big Data Analytics, Data Warehousing, Database Logging, Media Editing, and Indexing, with a heavy workload comprised of a 50/50 read/write mix. This SSD offers 25 full drive writes per day (DWPD) with a limited 5 year warranty.

Lightning Ultra 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 Ultra Gen. II SSDs provide high, predictable performance, industry-leading reliability, and maximum value.

Technical Specifications:

Lightning® Gen. II Product Family of 12Gb/s SAS 2.5" SSDs

  Lightning Eco™ Lightning Ascend™ Lightning Ultra™
Interface 12Gb/s SAS
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
Capacity eMLC eMLC SLC
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
Idle 3.9W
Active (Typ) 5.9W
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]
Length 100.45 mm
Width 70.1 mm
Height 15.0 mm
Weight 0.238 Kg
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


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SanDisk Lightning® Gen. II Enterprise SAS SSD
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