EDGE™ Revolution SSD

Category: Solid State Drives

 

EDGE Revolution SSDs are made in the U.S.A. & TAA compliant. Each drive is built with a premium SandForce controller and backed by a superior five-year warranty.

  

 

Are you ready to join the EDGE Solid State Drive (SSD) revolution? The EDGE Revolution SSD is a high-performance 7mm SSD that is made in the U.S.A. Help us support U.S. manufacturing and join the EDGE SSD revolution today.

Available in a variety of capacities, the EDGE Revolution SSD is a premium storage upgrade for notebooks and desktops as well as workstations and servers. Designed as a direct replacement for traditional spinning disk hard drives (HDDs), Revolution SSDs are faster, lighter, quieter, and more reliable. Utilizing high-performance Synchronous NAND flash, Revolution SSDs do not contain moving parts, making them a more durable storage solution than a spinning disk HDD.

The EDGE Revolution SSD achieves ultra-fast read and write speeds from a premium SandForce controller. Performance gains associated with system start up, data access, application loading, and backups are immediately realized upon installation. Additionally, Revolution SSDs consume less power per transaction than HDDs, resulting in a desirable blend of performance and efficiency.

AES hardware encryption comes standard and secures 100% of data when enabled.* The feature-rich SandForce controller enhances stability and reliability with support for TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., Garbage Collection, Wear Leveling, and ECC. SandForce exclusive functions - DuraWrite and RAISE - further improve data efficiency and increase the lifespan of the SSD.

EDGE Revolution SSDs are compatible with many popular operating systems, including Windows, MAC OS X, and Linux, and work in both SATA and SAS** environments. With savings on power and cooling costs, increased performance, and improved durability, upgrading to an EDGE Revolution SSD is a sound investment. Revolution SSDs are backed by a five-year warranty***.

*Consult your computer's manual to ensure drive encryption is a supported function of the BIOS.

**Will function in a SAS environment but will not have SAS specific features.

***Complete warranty details can be found here.

Made In the U.S.A. & TAA Compliant - Boost Revolution SSDs are manufactured and assembled in the U.S.A., making this one of the only SSDs on the market today that can proudly say it is U.S. made.

Exceptional Performance - Utilizes high-quality Synchronous NAND flash. Substantial performance gains in data access, application loading, backups, and more.

Extreme Durability - No moving parts - more durable and reliable than traditional hard drives that use a spinning disk. Improved energy efficiency per transaction.

Low Profile - 7mm height allows for perfect fit into notebooks and Ultrabooks. Compatible with desktops, workstations, and servers.

Ultra Secure - Utilizes full Disk Encryption (FDE). AES hardware encryption secures 100% of data when enabled.*

Feature-Rich - SandForce Driven – Includes a full complement of performance and stability enhancing features: TRIM, ECC, Garbage Collection, S.M.A.R.T., Durawrite, RAISE, and more. Compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X environments.

 

*Consult your computer's manual to ensure drive encryption is a supported function of the BIOS.

General

Capacity*

120GB / 240GB / 480GB

Weight

0.2 lbs

Dimensions

100mm (L) x 69.85mm (W) x 7mm (H)

MTBF

2,000,000 hours

60GB-480GB Power Consumption (Typical)

3W (active), 1W (idle)

Controller (60GB-480GB)

SandForce SF-2281

Flash Type

MLC (Sync)

Operating Temperature

0°C - 70°C

Storage Temperature

-40°C - 85°C

Shock Resistance

1500G/0.5ms

Vibration Resistance

2–500Hz at 3.1G

Warranty

Five years

Support

Toll-free tech support

*Some capacity used for formatting and not available for storage

Features

Encryption

256-bit AES hardware encryption and Secure Erase function**

TRIM Support

Prolongs SSD performance over time***

S.M.A.R.T. Support

Predicts and warns of SSD failure, helping to protect from data loss

Wear Leveling Support

Improves the lifetime of the SSD by ensuring that data is written evenly across data blocks

Durawrite

Reduces over-writing and extends the endurance of the SSD flash

RAISE

Monitors and corrects errors as they happen, promoting stability of the SSD

ECC

Data errors are detected and corrected before becoming a long-term problem

Garbage Collection

Permanently erases deleted data blocks and returns the space for reuse

**Consult your computer's manual to ensure drive encryption is a supported function of the BIOS

***Requires proper operating system support (i.e. Windows 7)

 

Performance

Interface

SATA 6Gb/s - also compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s and SATA 3Gb/s

120GB Speed (SATA 6Gb/s)

Up to 555MB/s (read) / 525MB/s (write)

240GB Speed (SATA 6Gb/s)

Up to 560MB/s (read) / 530MB/s (write)

480GB Speed (SATA 6Gb/s) Up to 540MB/s (read) / 460MB/s (write)
120GB IOPS Up to 25,000 (read) / 80,000 (write)
240GB IOPS Up to 45,000 (read) / 80,000 (write)
480GB IOPS Up to 78,000 (read) / 42,000 (write)

 

Compatibility

Form Factor

2.5", 7.5mm height

Compatibility

Windows Server, Windows XP and higher, Mac OS X 10.4 and higher, Linux

Available for purchase at these authorized resellers:

If you don't see your preferred reseller listed above, please click here for a complete list of authorized resellers. If you need assistance, please call us at (800) 259-8989.

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Spider FAQ

  • 1. What systems support Boost SSDs

    EDGE Boost SSDs are OS-independent and will run on any system supporting the corresponding SATA interface and form factor.  Please consult your system user manual to determine which form of Boost SSD is right for you.

  • 2. What hardware do I need to install the Boost Server SSD into my server?

    A manufacturer specific server tray is needed for most servers to install an SSD into it.  Please contact an EDGE Memory representative if you need a server tray with your Boost Server SSD.

  • 3. How do I format the Boost SSD?

    The following instructions are designed for formatting as a secondary drive in Windows 7.  Other versions of Windows will be similar, but may vary.  If using a Mac, please access Utilities -> Disk Utility -> Partition to initiate a format.  If doing a clean install of the SSD (as a primary drive), please install and follow the instructions provided on the operating system install disc.

     

    1.  Right click on Computer (or My Computer) and select Manage.

     

    2.  Select Disk Management in the left pane.

     

    3.  You will receive an Initialize Disk prompt—this will only apply to any unformatted  

         devices you have installed (i.e. – the SSD).  Choose MBR, note the Disk number

         (ex Disk 1, Disk 2, etc) and select OK.

     

    4.  In the bottom pane of Disk Management, find the disk number from step 3.  Right-

         click on the unallocated box and select New Simple Volume.

     

    5.  The New Simple Volume/Partition wizard will appear.  Select Next on the first

         screen.

     

    6.  On the Specify Volume Size screen, ensure the Simple Volume size number

         matches the maximum disk space (default).  Select Next.

     

    7.  Assign a drive letter not already in use to the SSD.  Select Next.

     

    8.  Choose a file system format (NTFS recommended for Windows) with a default

         allocation unit size and give the SSD a Volume Label name.  Check perform a   

         quick format and uncheck enable file and folder compression.  Click Next.

     

    9.  Review the wizard summary and select Finish.  The SSD will be formatted.  Once

     

         complete, you can close Computer Management.

  • 4. Why does my SSD show less available capacity than advertised?

    In order to use any flash storage device, including SSDs, you must first format the device.  As a result of formatting, some storage capacity is unavailable for use (typically around 7%).  For example, a 240GB SSD will have roughly 223GB available for use after formatting.

  • 5. How do I enable the encryption function of my Boost SSD?

    Not all systems support drive encryption (also called the ATA Security Password)—please consult your system’s user manual to ensure this feature is available.  Enabling this function varies from system to system, but the following is a typical example (IMPORTANT:  Your SSD will be permanently inaccessible if you forget or lose your password!):

     

    1.  After installing the SSD, access your computer’s BIOS during system startup.

     

    2.  Select the “Security” option.

     

    3.  Select the “Password” option.

     

    4.  Select the option displayed as “Hard Disk Password” or similar for the Boost SSD.

     

    5.  Create and reconfirm a password.  After complete, the encryption function is active. 

         You will need to input your password every time you start your computer to access

     

         the SSD. 

  • 6. Do SSDs require defragmenting like hard drives?

    No - SSDs never need to be defragmented.  In fact, defragmenting an SSD can reduce the lifespan.  If your system is set up to defragment automatically, you should disable or turn off defragmentation when using a Boost SSD.

  • 7. What is Wear-Leveling?

    One of the disadvantages to flash memory is that flash cells will eventually wear out.  To make sure EDGE Boost SSDs lives a long, productive life, wear-leveling ensures that data is written evenly to the drive.  This prevents any one cell or group of cells from being “over used” and wearing out prematurely.

  • 8. What is Durawrite?

    Durawrite extends the endurance of the flash inside EDGE Boost SSDs by better managing the way data is stored.

  • 9. What is TRIM?

    TRIM is like weight loss for your SSD.  TRIM helps your Boost SSD run more efficiently by removing old blocks of data that are no longer in use.  Without TRIM, an SSD does not know these blocks can be deleted, and the operating system has to “search” for available blocks to write data.  As this happens, SSD performance suffers and TRIM addresses this problem.  TRIM is a function of only newer operating systems, such as Windows 7 and 8.

  • 10. What is S.M.A.R.T.?

    Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) predicts and

    warns users of SSD failure. If the Boost SSD detects any critical errors, abnormal

    temperatures, etc., a message appears on screen, warning the user to take

     

    action to prevent potential data loss.

  • 11. What is MTBF?

    MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) is the predicted time of operation before an SSD will fail. This is normally expressed in number of hours.


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