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Lite-On Delivers State-of-the-Art Storage Advancements with Dell PowerEdge Servers

February 3, 2015

Lite-On’s unique 1.8-inch SATA Flash drives included in industry’s first hybrid storage server from Dell

LiteOnFremont, CA, February 2, 2015— Lite-On today announced that it is providing solid-state drives for Dell’s latest portfolio of PowerEdge servers, including the unique 1.8-inch SSD form factor option customized for Dell. The new Lite-On SSDs provide new levels of storage density, flexibility and performance, as well as new monitoring features that further protect data across the enterprise.

The combination of Lite-On SSDs and Dell PowerEdge servers enable customers to accelerate applications by bringing data closer to the processor for increased application performance. For example, with Lite-On’s cost effective N9S 1.8-inch SATA flash drives, the Dell PowerEdge R630 can deliver customers up to 2.4 times the input/output operations per second (IOPS) in the same amount of space as 2.5-inch SSDs.(1)

With the PowerEdge R730xd, the first hybrid storage server in the industry to employ Lite-On’s 1.8-inch SATA flash drives, Dell provides up to 100TB of storage for workloads such as Microsoft Exchange, where it also delivers up to a 50 percent increase in mailbox size over previous generation servers.(2)

“Recent research has reported that 70 percent of IT decision-makers have been negatively affected by performance issues when running applications requiring fast access to data – an alarming figure,” said Brian Payne, executive director, Dell server solutions. “Dell’s 13th generation of PowerEdge servers includes a slew of new innovations, such as Lite-On’s dense 1.8-inch SATA flash drives, enabling customers to accelerate application performance by up to 11x and meet unique application and workload requirements.”

Lite-On drives feature end-to-end data protection with self-regulated temperature control features that detect heat levels in real-time and adapt to bring temperatures back to specifications, as well as performance monitoring to indicate when a unit will need to be replaced. The drives also feature power loss protection to automatically extend write operation in the event of a power loss.

Lite-On N9S Series SATA SSDs are available in 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch form factor configurations with capacities ranging from 60GB up to 2TB.

Darlo Perez, Managing Director of Lite-On Storage SBG, said, “This exciting collaboration between Lite-On and Dell takes us to a new level of product advancement and recognizes the evolving needs of our customers in the server industry. Dell is providing leading-edge servers and we’re pleased to provide them with a versatile product designed for the widest range of workloads.”

All Lite-On SSDs offer consistent high performance and low power consumption for the most demanding hyperscale environments and specialized group of users. Lite-On drives have a MTBF (mean time between failures) of 2 million hours and an endurance rating of up to 1 drive write per day for 3 years.

(1) Based on Dell analysis, August 2014.

(2) Based on August 2014 Dell testing comparing a 13G R730xd 16×3.5” to a 12G R720xd 12×3.5” server both running Windows Server 2012.


About Lite-On Storage

A Strategic Business Group of Lite-On Technology Corporation, Lite-On Storage is a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of Solid State Drives (SSDs), embedded flash products and Optical Disk Drives (ODDs) for PC Client, Industrial Solutions, Automotive, Enterprise and Cloud Computing.

Available in a variety of interfaces and form factors to deliver the right product for the right application, Lite-On SSD solutions are highly customizable using industry-leading key components. All Lite-On SSDs are manufactured in-house utilizing state-of-the art facilities at the company’s headquarters in Taiwan. Lite-On Storage employs approximately 80,000 employees worldwide with a global presence all over the world. Additional information about Lite-On can be found at: liteonssd.com

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