MAXio® Z-Series PCIe Solid State Drives

 

Exceeding Enterprise Demands

Overview

Enterprises are faced with a unique challenge when managing data: too much volume with too many instant requests. With the supply and demand for relevant data at the pulse of success, enterprises must act quickly to satisfy varying needs. To remain competitive in a data-dependent business world, organizations must improve storage availability and performance to increase business value. Today’s IO-intensive applications require high performance storage that is versatile, reliable, and cost-efficient.

BiTMICRO® MAXio PCIe solid state drives (SSDs) are breaking through the traditional barriers of storage reliability, efficiency, capacity, and performance. MAXio SSDs enable enterprises to meet an ideal performance with a variety of application workloads while at the same time, keeping operational expenses minimized.

Built upon a history of innovation in military and mission-critical IT environments, the MAXio family of SSD solutions delivers performance, high-capacity storage, and efficiency to meet demanding enterprise requirements. MAXio PCIe SSDs are the best alternatives to upgrading existing enterprise servers and infrastructures, offering superior performance to hard drives.

Our latest line of SSDs offers the right balance of performance and capacity, making them an organization’s most valuable tool. BiTMICRO’s high capacity MAXio PCIe SSDs cache larger datasets at PCIe speeds and enable larger virtual memory, maximizing application acceleration and optimizing budgets. MAXio technology also offloads the flash translation layer (FTL) from the host server, enabling applications to run more efficiently with more host resources available.


Features

Infused with the BiTMICRO Talino architecture, MAXio Z-Series PCIe SSDs include two in-house developed ASIC flash controllers for enhanced application performance. Offloading the Flash Translation Layer (FTL) from the host server to the SSD, MAXio Z-Series PCIe SSDs support higher storage capacities up to 8.8 TB in a PCIe edge card form factor. DriveLight Management Software allows users to simplify MAXio SSD administration with easy-to-use, interactive features.

BiTMICRO-Designed Talino ASIC Architecture

The MAXio Z-Series PCIe SSDs employ a split-ASIC approach featuring a scalable Flash Bus Expander that allows flexible performance and capacity. Enhanced through firmware and hardware designed in-house, the MAXio E-Series PCIe SSDs are optimized to suit enterprise needs.

High Capacity with Low Host Resource Utilization

MAXio Z-Series technology offloads the flash translation layer (FTL) from the host server, enabling applications to run more efficiently with more host resources available. High capacity MAXio PCIe SSDs cache larger datasets at PCIe speeds and enable larger virtual memory, thereby maximizing application accelerations and optimizing budgets.

Advanced Flash Management

The range of functions from Dynamic Wear Leveling, Background Garbage Collection, and Zero Pattern Elimination promotes drive robustness, extends drive life, and ensures enterprise-class endurance of five years.

DriveLight Management Software

This interactive software utility provides a single point of management for use in BiTMICRO SSD drive diagnostics, configuration, product information, and performance monitoring.

SecurErase Technology

A built-in feature of DriveLight Management Software, SecurErase irretrievably erases all trace of data (except wear-leveling statistical data) on each block of non-volatile memory. SecurErase technology enables MAXio PCIe SSDs to be reused safely, reducing acquisition and operational costs.

Industry-Competitive Thermal Characteristics and Low Energy Usage

Greatly minimizing costs-at-scale and the total cost of ownership, low cooling and energy consumption per GB and IO enables data centers to enjoy longer life spans and spend less on cooling and energy consumption.

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Physical

Form Factor

PCIe full height, half length

Bus Interface

PCIe 3.0 x8

Performance

4KB Read IOPs

Up to 430,000

4KB Write IOPs

Up to 150,000

4KB Read Latency

Less than 50 μSec

4KB Write Latency

Less than 30 μSec

Capacity

MLC

4.4TB, 8.8TB
Note: Physical capacity. Usable capacity may vary. 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 Bytes.

Power

Voltage

3.3V/12V (±5%)

Active

Less than 75 W

Environmental

Temperature

0 to 55°C

Air Flow

300 LFM

Platform Support

Operating System

Red Hat® Enterprise 6/7
Ubuntu® 14
CentOS 6/7
Oracle® Enterprise Linus 6
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11/12
Debian 7