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SMART Storage Systems CloudSpeed 500 Enterprise SSD Review

By: Paul Alcorn | SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Apr 16, 2013 1:56 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Smart Storage Systems

CloudSpeed 500 Internals




The CloudSpeed 500 comes in a 2.5" form factor with a slim 7mm Z-Height. This will allow for deployment into blade servers and dense applications. The SSD also features internal thermal monitoring and enhanced SMART statistics for monitoring the SSD.




The SSD comes in a 2.5" form factor aluminum chassis.




The SandForce SF-2581 controller rests flush against a thermal pad. This allows the SSD to withstand temperatures up to 70C.




The 24nm MLC NAND is rebadged with SMART Storage Systems logo. This NAND has been through a re-characterization process and optimized to provide 15,000 P/E cycles.




There is 256GB of raw NAND onboard the CloudSpeed 500, and 224GB is user addressable.




The third-generation power loss protection is provided by an array of capacitors along the edge of the PCB. We can also observe the additional open pads for more capacitors with the larger capacity version of the CloudSpeed 500. These capacitors provide reliable protection in high-heat environments.

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