STEC Ships Solid State Drives

Santa Ana-based STEC, a manufacturer of flash memory products, said today that it has announced a new family of solid state disk drives. The drives, which use flash memory as a replacement for traditional spinning hard disk drives, are targed at enterprise storage applications. STEC said its new line of MACH8 products will range from 8GB to 256GB capacity, and provide very high performance--up to 10,000 random read IOPs and 800 random write IOPS. The new drives support both the SATAII and parallel ATA disk drive interface formats. Solid state drives are typically used to accelerate database queries, for transaction processing, and other performance sensitive computing operations.