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BiTMICRO MAXio PCIe SSD Drives Reach 1.5 Million IOPS

MAXio E-Series Delivers Maximum Performance for Storage Systems that Regularly Experience Heavy Data Processing Loads

BiTMICRO® Networks, Inc. announced that the company has achieved 1.5 million IOPS at 4KB random read in a multi-drive configuration with its MAXio® E-Series PCIe SSDs.

Reaching 1.5 million IOPS is monumental for storage systems that regularly experience heavy processing loads. Deploying the MAXio family of solid state drives (SSDs) will benefit organizations that utilize virtual infrastructures and make business-critical decisions based on their ability to access and process large amounts of data. For example, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments and flash array white-box manufacturers that perform heavy data processing such as de-duplication will benefit greatly from this increased performance measurement for storage.

BiTMICRO MAXio E-Series PCIe SSDs, available up to 3TB, present a cost-effective solution for organizations wishing to address storage system performance gaps left by hard disk drives (HDDs). By significantly out-performing hard drive counterparts due to their scalable configuration and large capacity, MAXio E-Series PCIe SSDs are able to meet the requirements of the enterprise market.

The latest MAXio SSDs now include DriveLightTM Management Software, tailored specifically for the MAXio® E-Series PCIe SSD family. DriveLight Management Software allows users to conveniently manage drives in a single interface. The software offers an array of powerful, interactive features to provide information for administrators to monitor or troubleshoot performance and health data on MAXio drives.  DriveLight Management Software also allows users to complete device configuration, perform firmware updates, and more:

  • Monitor performance - including bandwidth, read/write ratio, and CPU utilization - with live graphs and tables that offer actionable data to track hotspots and schedule system maintenance.

  • Oversee drive capacity and health data through an easy-to-use, interactive interface.

  • Receive a quantitative view on the drive's life, temperature, and link-up status.

  • Access data through straightforward logs via a report generator in csv format.

  • Update firmware without interrupting device monitoring.

"Innovating storage solutions has always been at the forefront of the BiTMICRO philosophy," said Stephen Uriarte, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of BiTMICRO. "Achieving 1.5 million IOPS with our MAXio PCIe SSDs is proof of this innovation-particularly for storage systems that experience heavy processing loads on a regular basis. Using MAXio SSDs instead of hard disk drives in a multi-drive setup allows any organization that performs heavy data processing-such as VDI and flash arrays-to utilize critical data with increased productivity and business agility, lower operational costs, reduced power consumption, and high capacity. What's more, since MAXio SSDs now come with DriveLight Management Software, users can manage their drives more conveniently while monitoring performance data."

BiTMICRO® Networks, Inc., the leader in enterprise flash storage for mission-critical computing, is advancing business performance, productivity, and reliability with innovative solid state drive (SSD) solutions. Solving real-world challenges, BiTMICRO has been developing patented ASIC designs and embedded firmware and software technology since its founding in 1995. Built upon an established history in ruggedized military and mission-critical IT surroundings, BiTMICRO actively develops, deploys, and supports versatile storage solutions. BiTMICRO is best known for exceeding the extreme performance and data integrity required for enterprise, industrial, and military environments. BiTMICRO is headquartered in Fremont, California and has subsidiaries in the Philippines and India. For more information, please visit:


BiTMICRO and MAXio are trademarks or registered trademarks of BiTMICRO Networks, Inc. All other trademarks used are the property of the respective trademark owner.

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