Super Talent Introduces Padded SuperNova Solid State Drive for Server Farms
The padding prevents overheating and requires less cooling, Super Talent claims. Other safety net features include S.M.A.R.T. monitoring, built-in encryption, and proprietary RAISE technology that Super Talent says "virtually eliminates unrecoverable read errors."
From a performance standpoint, the SuperNova family uses multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash chips and delivers read and write performance of up to 555MB/s and 525MB/s, respectively. The drives also boast up to 90,000 4KB random read IOPS and up to 85,000 4KB random write IOPS.
The SuperNova line ships in 128GB and 256GB capacities. No word yet on price.