Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,588 Reviews & Articles | 67,020 News Posts

SMART Modular XceedIOPS SF-1500 Powered SAS SSD Preview (Page 3)

By Chris Ramseyer on Dec 10, 2010 05:54 am CST - 1 min, 1 sec reading time for this page
Manufacturer: SMART Modular

The SMART Modular XceedIOPS SAS SSD

SMART Modular XceedIOPS SF-1500 Powered SAS SSD Preview 03 | TweakTown.com

Our engineering sample arrived in a brown box with an antistatic bag. The drive itself is labeled as an engineering sample, but as you can see here the case design and label is ready for the big time.

SMART Modular XceedIOPS SF-1500 Powered SAS SSD Preview 04 | TweakTown.com

Even though one side looks ready to go, on the back we see that engineering samples were still being produced as of Sept. 21st, 2010. This was just a couple weeks before the drive arrived at our office.

SMART Modular XceedIOPS SF-1500 Powered SAS SSD Preview 05 | TweakTown.com

On the side we found the standard 2.5" form factor mounting locations.

SMART Modular XceedIOPS SF-1500 Powered SAS SSD Preview 06 | TweakTown.com

SAS drives use a slightly different data and power connector that provides 6Gbps to and from the drive.

SMART Modular XceedIOPS SF-1500 Powered SAS SSD Preview 07 | TweakTown.com

When OCZ Technology sent us their SF-1500 controlled drive last January it included a single super capacitor and we see the same here with the SMART Modular XceedIOPS. Also on this side of the drive is an Emulex bridge chip.

SMART Modular XceedIOPS SF-1500 Powered SAS SSD Preview 08 | TweakTown.com

On this side we see the SandForce SF-1500 controller and another super capacitor. At this time I'm not sure if the reason for two capacitors is due to the drive being 200GB, or if SMART will do this for all of their XceedIOPS drives.

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

USUnited States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com

UKUnited Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.co.uk

AUAustralia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com.au

CACanada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.ca

DEDeutschland: Finde andere Technik- und Computerprodukte wie dieses auf Amazon.de

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

We openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here. Please contact us if you wish to respond.

Related Tags