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SanDisk Skyhawk: WD's first enterprise NVMe SSD

WD's first enterprise NVMe SSD is the new SanDisk Skyhawk
By: Anthony Garreffa | Storage News | Posted: Feb 8, 2017 9:04 am

Western Digital has announced the first enterprise NVMe-based SSD under their SanDisk brand, with the new SanDisk Shykawk SSDs being 2.5-inch U.2-based SSDs for the datacenter.

 

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WD's own HGST division has its own NVMe SSDs, and their own WD branded Black M.2 NVMe SSD, while the new Skyhawk drive is powered by SanDisk's proprietary Fusion-IO architecture. The new SanDisk Skyhawk SSDs in two models: Skyhawk, and Skyhawk Ultra.

 

Skyhawk comes in 1.92TB and 3.84TB sizes with up to 1500MB/read and 1170MB/sec writes, with 99K IOPS on mixed random read/whites, while the Skyhawk Ultra arrives in 1.6TB and 3.2TB varieties, with up to 1700MB/sec reads and 1200MB/sec writes, while the IOPS soar to 150K.

 

There's no pricing on the SanDisk Skyhawk SSDs, with greater availability set to begin in Q2.

NEWS SOURCES:Anandtech.com

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