SMART Storage Systems, (SMART Storage), a SMART Modular Technologies company and a leading independent manufacturer of solid-state storage products, today announced that RAID, Inc. has selected SMART Storage's XceedIOPS SAS 2.5" solid-state drives (SSDs) for use in its 2U 24-bay EBOD, a purpose-built storage solution design....." />
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RAID, Inc. Selects SMART Storage Systems' XceedIOPS for Enterprise-Class Storage Solution

The XceedIOPS SAS 2.5" Drives Enable the RAID, Inc. 2U 24-Bay EBOD Storage Solution, Which Will Be on Display at SC11 (November 10, 2011)

NEWARK, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/10/11 -- SMART Storage Systems, (SMART Storage), a SMART Modular Technologies company and a leading independent manufacturer of solid-state storage products, today announced that RAID, Inc. has selected SMART Storage's XceedIOPS SAS 2.5" solid-state drives (SSDs) for use in its 2U 24-bay EBOD, a purpose-built storage solution designed for mid-level, enterprise-class storage applications. The EBOD, equipped with eight XceedIOPS SAS 2.5" 200GB SSDs, will be on display and demonstrated in the RAID, Inc. booth #2543 at SC11, November 12-18 in Seattle, WA.

Designed with performance, endurance and reliability in mind, the XceedIOPS SAS SSDs incorporate enterprise-grade multi-level-cell (E-MLC) NAND flash technology. SMART Storage's XceedIOPS SAS SSDs provide a five-year minimum operational life, even in workload-intensive and high-performance computing environments, at a substantially lower price point than traditional SLC-based SSDs. Featuring sequential read/write performance of 250/230 MB/s and random read/write performance of 26K/20K IOPS, the XceedIOPS SAS SSD is available in capacities ranging from 100 to 400GB. Additional enterprise features include a high-reliability backup power circuit for power fail recovery, thermal monitoring and throttling, and advanced error-correction capabilities.

"We are extremely happy with the high-performance and the endurance of the XceedIOPS SAS SSDs from SMART Storage," said Bob Picard, CEO of RAID Incorporated. "We are convinced that our 2U 24-bay EBOD enterprise-class products equipped with SMART Storage's XceedIOPS SSDs are an exceptional addition to our product portfolio."

The RAID 2U 24-bay EBOD is designed to be a cost-effective, enterprise-class JBOD using 6G SAS interconnect. Engineered to be flexible and scalable, the RAID EBOD enables SAS/SATA hard-disk-drive and SSD connections using standard SCSI protocol. It offers best-in-class performance, energy efficiency, and 24x7 high-availability redundancy of key components.

"SMART Storage's XceedIOPS SSDs offer an ideal balance of performance, endurance and reliability, making them an excellent match for RAID, Inc.'s 2U 24-bay EBOD high-performance storage solutions," said John Scaramuzzo, President of SMART Storage Systems. "RAID, Inc.'s products are highly customizable and purpose-built for their customers. SMART Storage's hot-swappable, standard form-factor SSDs are ideal for RAID's product set. SMART Storage's SSDs integrate directly in to the RAID, Inc. systems, and enable a significantly-expanded pallet of high performance, high reliability storage configurations for RAID, Inc.'s customers."

For additional information on SMART Storage Systems' solid-state storage products, visit

About RAID Incorporated
Since 1994, RAID Incorporated has provided true 100% customized solutions for the HPC marketplace. The company specializes in optimizing total system performance by enhancing computational resources, interconnects, and I/O subsystems with a concierge support model that assures the highest level of personalized service. For more information about RAID Incorporated, visit or call 800-330-7335.

About SMART Storage Systems
SMART Storage Systems is a technology leader in the design, development, and deployment of current and next-generation enterprise solid-state storage products. Combining leading-edge, enterprise-class design, and proven world-class support, SMART Storage Systems leverages its deep expertise in flash and enterprise storage technology. SMART Storage Systems delivers high-quality, high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base, including tier one storage and server OEMs. In support of these designs, SMART Storage Systems provides award-winning innovations in solid-state storage technology, such as NAND high-endurance Guardian™ technology, to a variety of customers in the enterprise storage, enterprise server, data center, defense, and industrial markets. SMART Storage Systems is part of the SMART Modular Technologies family of global companies. See for more information.

About SMART Modular Technologies
Collectively, the SMART companies are leading designers, manufacturers, and suppliers of electronic subsystems for the most demanding OEMs around the world. The SMART companies have led the way over the past 23 years providing standard and custom products to leading electronics manufacturers in a broad range of industries including enterprise computing, servers, PCs, networking, industrial, telecommunications, defense, aerospace, and embedded applications. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART has developed a comprehensive memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM, and Flash memory in various form factors. SMART Storage Systems offers high-performance, high-capacity SSDs for enterprise, defense, aerospace, industrial automation, medical, and transportation markets. SMART's presence in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America enables it to provide its customers with proven expertise in international logistics, asset management, and supply-chain management worldwide. See for more information.

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