Fixstars Solutions Inc., an innovator in flash storage solutions, announced the release of the world's highest density external storage solution, totaling 12TB of storage with high I/O speeds in an ultra-small footprint.
This solution combines Fixstars' SSD-3000M and Akitio's Thunder2QUAD mini. Fixstars SSD-3000M is a 3TB SATA SSD, which is the world's highest capacity 2.5" SATA SSD. The Akitio Thunder2QUAD mini is an external storage enclosure that has two ThunderboltTM2 ports with a size of just 3.75"x4.5"x7.5". This product is designed for video professionals looking for a compact, high capacity enterprise solution.
"This new product is a real game changer," said Richard Wright, VP of Sales & Marketing for Akitio. "12 Terabytes of portable storage is truly unheard of in the current market. You would need to carry around a couple of 8 bay units to get 12 Terabytes of data and due to the size and weight of those units they certainly would not be very portable."
Another great feature of this solution is its high bandwidth. The host server's Thunderbolt2 ports can reach speeds of up to 1.38GB per second. "ThunderboltTM delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to personal computing," said Jason Ziller, Intel's director of Thunderbolt Marketing. "Products like the Akitio Thunder2Quad mini helps highlight what Thunderbolt makes possible."
"This solution is ideal for M&E professionals," said Satoshi Miki, CEO & Co-Founder of Fixstars Corporation (Tokyo). "On most ordinary SSD devices, the peak advertised performance is not consistently attainable and continuous writing will often suffer from fluctuating performance. The unique design of our SSD controller ensures consistent high throughput over the lifespan of the device."