Core Microsystems has begun selling the Over Drive SSD series of solid-state mass storage drives through Hitachi Systems & Services, its storage solution partner.
The new SSD offers I/O rates of up to 55K IOPS (input/output operations per second) per port and a duplex throughput of 350MB/sec - more than 300 times the speed of conventional magnetic discs. The unit measures 430x665x44mm and weighs 15kg. The 16GB model costs 4,500,000 yen ($41,284).
The system also supports RAID configuration with the "Over Drive RAID Head," an optional device priced at 2,500,000 yen ($22,936).
Core Microsystems is aiming for first-year sales of 100 units. The company also plans to expand partnerships with solution partners going forward.