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The 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC 2.5" Enterprise Value Solid State Drive for the NeXtScale System supports a broad set of workloads and offers endurance of up to 2.4 DWPD for five years - a substantial increase for Enterprise Value class solid state drives and positions it to support larger data center workloads. Overall, this drive provides outstanding IOPS/watt and cost/IOPS for enterprise solutions and is an excellent choice for read-intensive and up to 70%/30% mixed read/write-intensive applications, such as web serving, hyperscale cloud, content delivery, caching, databases, and analytics.
Unlike client drives, this solid state drive for the IBM NeXtScale System is equipped with a robust suite of enterprise features, including Self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (SMART) attributes and hot-plug support. It also uses enterprise data path protection to verify data to and from NAND at every possible location and protect the integrity of the data. The NAND flash in this drive is screened and then tested specifically for enterprise customer use.