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Solid Access Technologies

Solid Access Technologies, founded in 2002 and based in Newburyport , MA, manufactures high performance rackmount flash SSDs and RAM SSD systems with under 10 microseconds access times - available with SAS, Fibre-channel, 10GbE NAS and SCSI interfaces for the enterprise server acceleration market.
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Who's who in SSD? - by Zsolt Kerekes, editor - July 2012

I recently asked Tomas Havrda - who founded Solid Access Technologies - about what his company is going to do that will make this enterprise SSD pioneer stand out with a new clear positioning message.

Solid Access started shipping rackmount SSDs in 2003 and launched the world's 1st first SAS SSD system in April 2005 started out as a RAM SSD maker - in the days when that was the only way to get the fastest performance. And reacting to the cost challenges of flash SSDs in the enterprise Solid Access introduced a COTS array based flash storage system in in 2010.

In past years the company has been featured at various times in the lists of the fastest SSDs and the top 10 SSD companies.

But there are now hundreds of companies in the rackmount SSD market - and as users are working through an ever growing tick list to determine which suppliers they will buy from - simply being cheap or fast or first aren't sustainable differences.

In the past few years I've seen several SSD pioneers reinvent themselves in ways which have been surprising.

Does Solid Access have a plan to reposition itself in the enterprise SSD market?

It appears the answer is - Yes. And our readers will be among the first to know the details later this year.
Solid Access Technologies mentions in SSD market history
In September 2008 - Solid Access Technologies announced that SAMSUNG Securities Co., Ltd had ordered 28x USSD 200 device to accelerate its financial market trading servers - following a 6 months evaluation of RAM SSDs. And also Solid Access Technologies published a new pdf brochure (based on their earlier ppt) which summarizes their technology, and the market model for fast RAM SSDs.

In November 2008 - Solid Access Technologies launched a new range of RAM SSDs available with Fibre Channel, SAS or SCSI interfaces. The USSD 300 family includes the world's fastest 1U SSD with 256GB capacity, 10 microseconds latency and 100K IOPS on a single port. The 2U model supports 4GB/s sustained bandwidth and upto 6 ports. The new products also include an SSD rich server and a 4U terabyte class SSD.

In March 2009 - Solid Access Technologies said it had broken the $10,000 price barrier for a high performance rackmount RAM SSD. It's offering a 2U 16GB FC or SAS connected USSD 200 model for just $9,900.

In April 2009 - Solid Access Technologies' President, Tomas Havrda - shared his SSD Bookmarks with the readers of

In May 2010 - Solid Access Technologies launched the UNAS 100 a very fast 2U rackmount NAS SLC fat flash SSD - with 2.4TB capacity, 96GB DRAM Cache, 2x 10GbE ports, 300,000 IOPS, 1,000MB/s bandwidth and under 10 microseconds access time.

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