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SanDisk Optimus Series SAS SSD
The capacity champion. High density for data center SSDs.

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Optimus Series SAS SSD

Through a combination of unique and innovative IP, and the use of enterprise MultiLevel Cell (eMLC) flash, SanDisk’s newest generation of 19nm eMLC SSDs feature a native SAS 6Gb/s interface, outstanding performance metrics, and a comprehensive set of high-end features making them ideal to integrate with existing infrastructure for a wide variety of enterprise environments such as servers, external storage arrays, and storage area networks (SAN) where performance and high-availability are required.

Available in capacities of 100GB – 2TB, Optimus SSDs provide random read/write performance up to 95K/40K IOPS and sequential read/write data transfer rates of up to 550/540 MB/s. The Optimus SSD portfolio has been designed to offer a range of performance and capacity solutions for a variety of applications that include mixed-use, read-intensive and write-intensive workloads. Optimus SSDs range from 1 - 45 full random drive writes per day (DWPD). Optimus SSDs have a 5 year warranty.

Guardian Technology™ Platform

The product family of Optimus SAS SSDs is powered by SanDisk’s proprietary Guardian Technology Platform, a comprehensive suite of enterprise features comprised of FlashGuard™, DataGuard™ and EverGuard™ technologies.

FlashGuard Technology combines Aggregated Flash Management, which treats all flash elements as a single system, and Advanced Signal Processing, which dynamically adjusts flash parameters throughout the life of the SSD, to reliably extract significantly more life from commercial-grade MLC flash, making it suitable for mixed-use, read-intensive and write-intensive application workloads.

DataGuard Technology features full data path protection, safeguarding user data from corruption along all data paths in the SSD.

EverGuard Technology protects against loss of user data in the event of unexpected power interruptions using a 3rd generation backup power circuit design and highreliability discrete capacitors. Optimus SAS SSDs are designed for I/O intensive, mission-critical, 24/7 applications.

Optimus Max™ SSD

Optimus Eco™ SSD

Lightning Eco™ Gen. II SSD

Databases supporting on-line transaction processing (OLTP) workloads, such as those used inside “integrated systems,” must keep pace with large amounts of data, as they are updated throughout the day, for 24/7 operations.

Optimus Ascend™ SSD

Lightning Ascend™ Gen. II SSD

Ideal for mixed-use environments and applications like collaboration, email and messaging, financial transactions, on-line transaction processing (OLTP) databases and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Optimus Ultra™ SSD

Lightning Ultra™ Gen. II SSD

Optimus Ultra SAS SSDs provide performance, capacity, and reliability for databases and line-of-business applications, ERP, CRM, and on-line transaction processing.

Optimus Extreme™ SSD

Lightning Ultra™ Gen. II SSD

Optimus Extreme SAS SSDs are designed for demanding write-intensive application workloads that need the highest levels of performance and reliability.

Optimus MAX™ SSD

Lightning Ultra™ Gen. II SSD

Up to 4TB7 for read-intensive applications such as data warehousing, media streaming, web servers, video on demand (VOD), and web-based applications, with a typical workload comprised of a 90/10 read/write mix.


Download the SanDisk Optimus Series SAS SSD (PDF).