Adata has announced the arrival of two new server grade enterprise SSDs in the SX1000L series.
As part of its server grade hardware, Adata has given the units an MTBF of a massive one and a half million hours. This amounts to more than 171 years of operation. Beyond the fact that the drive will be well outdated by then, we can also safely assume that even the youngest of today's users won't be needing the drives anymore.
The SX1000L SSDs have read speeds of up to 560 MB/s and writes that go up to 340 MB/s. Random 4K read/write IOPS are at 73,000 and 45,000, respectively. The units are made with MLC (Multi-Level Cell) NAND flash memory, have SATA3 connectivity, and feature a SandForce SF-2281 controller.
Adata's new server grade SSDs will come in two versions, a 100 GB and a 200 GB for the time being, and will be backed by a five-year warranty. So far there hasn't been any word on either availability or pricing.
Until SSD's can sustain millions of writes before failing, it is nice to have parts with varying degrees of under provisioning to cater to the needs of a broader range of clients.