Thursday, October 27, 2011

Netlist's PCI Express mini SSD drives included on PCI-SIG integrators list

IRVINE, USA: Netlist Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high-performance memory subsystems, announced that its 64GB SLC- and 128GB MLC-based PCI Express (PCIe) Mini SSD drives are now included on the PCI-SIG Integrators List.

Following PCI-SIG compliance testing, Netlist's PCIe Mini SSD drives have demonstrated their interoperability with PCIe equipment and comply with industry standards. PCI-SIG is the consortium that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. In addition, Netlist today expands its Embedded Flash product portfolio with the new 32GB mini PCI Express SSD.

"We are pleased that Netlist is expanding its embedded Flash SSD product offering to include PCIe 2.0 based solutions," said Al Yanes, PCI-SIG president and chairman. "As a PCI-SIG member and PCIe multi-product vendor, Netlist is helping to further establish PCIe products in SSD storage applications."

"Addition to the PCI-SIG Integrators list achieves an important milestone for Netlist's SSD products. This addresses a key requirement of our OEM customers for their cloud datacenter server and storage equipment offerings," said Steve McClure, VP of worldwide sales and marketing for Netlist. "Expansion of our PCIe portfolio complements our existing and recently announced mSATA and 1.8" SATA SSD offerings to provide a complete portfolio of the two leading storage transport protocols."

Netlist's 32GB mini PCIe SSD is fully compatible with the PCI Express 2.0 specification, supports DDR ONFI 2.2 Flash and bi-directional transfer rates to 5GT/s (Giga transfers per second) on the PCIe bus. It supports read performance up to 350MB/s and write performance up to 190MB/s.

By supporting SLC, MLC, and ONFI 2.2 NAND Flash technologies with enhanced ECC support with on-chip wear leveling algorithm, the modules can also sustain Commercial (0 degrees C to +70 degrees C) or Industrial (-40 degrees C to +85 degrees C) applications. It can support Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface 1.0 (NVMHCI) and Advanced Host Controller Interface 1.0 (AHCI) – making the product well suited for enterprise and industrial environments that face wide temperature, shock, vibration, humidity, and altitude variations.

Netlist has shipped samples of its new mini PCIe SSD to a leading customer and begun general availability sampling.

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