EDGE™ SE847 - SATA 6Gb/s, 2.5"

Category: Solid State Drives


EDGE SE847 SSDs are TAA compliant, built with premium controllers, and backed by a superior five-year warranty.


Exclusive to CDW, the SE847 series stands at the center of quality, performance, and value.  Leveraging over 30 years of industry experience, it is engineered and manufactured for the over 250,000 customers of a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions.

The EDGE SE847 is designed as a direct replacement for traditional spinning disk hard drives.  The result is a faster, lighter, more durable, and more reliable storage solution.

Utilizing a premium controller, the EDGE SE847 can achieve ultra fast read and write speeds.  In comparison to hard drives, this solid state drive can cut system boot times by up to five times.  Fast read/write speeds, coupled with a high max IOPS rating, provide fantastic performance gains in boot times, file transfers, and software application loading.

A suite of security and durability features such as encryption support, T.R.I.M., S.M.A.R.T., and more, further enhance data efficiency and increase the lifespan of the drive.  All EDGE SE847 SSDs are TAA compliant and come backed by a 5-year warranty and expert U.S. support. 


Exceptional Performance- Ultra fast read and write speeds – substantial performance gains in file access, application loading, and more.  Typically up to 5x faster boot times compared to hard drives.

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

Low Power Consumption - Longer notebook battery life, more energy efficient, and runs cooler than hard drives.

Feature-Rich - Includes a suite of security and durability features such as encryption support, T.R.I.M., S.M.A.R.T., and more, further enhancing data efficiency and increasing the lifespan of the drive.  Compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X environments.




60GB / 120GB / 240GB / 250GB / 256GB / 480GB / 500GB / 512GB / 1TB


0.2 lbs


100mm (L) x 69.85mm (W) x 7mm (H) - direct replacement for standard 2.5" hard drives




1,500,000 hours

Power Consumption (Typical)

2W (active), 0.7W (idle)

Controller (60GB / 120GB)

SandForce SF-2200 series

Controller (240GB / 250GB / 256GB / 480GB / 500GB / 512GB / 1TB)

Silicon Motion 2246EN

Flash Type

MLC (Sync)

Operating Temperature

0°C - 70°C

Storage Temperature

-40°C - 85°C

Shock Resistance


Vibration Resistance

2–500Hz at 3.1G


Five years


Toll-free tech support

 *Some capacity used for formatting and not available for storage. 250GB and 500GB are 2.4% overprovisioned.   

Features (60GB / 120GB) 


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


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


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


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)  

Features (240GB / 250GB / 256GB / 480GB / 500GB / 512GB / 1TB) 


  Supports Software Encryption, User Selectable Password (if BIOS supported), and Secure Erase (Factory Reset - ATA)

  External DRAM


  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

  Built-In BCH ECC

  Avoids errors and promotes stability during data reads/writes (up to 66 bits correctable per 1024 bytes)

  Early Bad Block Retirement

  Improves the lifetime of the SSD by ensuring that weak blocks are retired


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

  Temperature Sensor

  Monitor drive temperature to further enhance drive reliability

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



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

60GB Speed (SATA 6Gb/s)

Up to 550MB/s (read) / 515MB/s (write)

120GB Speed (SATA 6Gb/s)

Up to 550MB/s (read) / 530MB/s (write)

240GB Speed (SATA 6Gb/s)

Up to 550MB/s (read) / 535MB/s (write)

250GB / 256GB Speed (SATA 6Gb/s)

Up to 560MB/s (read) / 315MB/s (write)

480GB Speed (SATA 6Gb/s)

Up to 540MB/s (read) / 500MB/s (write)

500GB / 512GB Speed (SATA 6Gb/s)

Up to 560MB/s (read) / 460MB/s (write)

1TB Speed (SATA 6Gb/s)

Up to 560MB/s (read) / 460MB/s (write)

60GB Max IOPS (write)


120GB / 240GB Max IOPS (write)


250GB / 256GB Max IOPS (write)


480GB Max IOPS (write)


500GB / 512GB/1TB Max IOPS (write)




Form Factor

2.5", 7mm height

System Compatibility

Any computer with a SATA interface and a storage drive form factor of 2.5" (7mm) or higher


Available for purchase at these authorized resellers:


The EDGE SE847 is exclusively available at CDW.  If you need assistance, please call us at (800) 259-8989.

 SE847 - Product Overview (Silicon Motion Controller)

 SE847 User Manual (Install Guide)

The below Firmware Upgrade Tools are only applicable for SE847 drives using a SandForce controller.  (60GB / 120GB) 

Firmware Upgrade Tool (Windows)

Firmware Upgrade Tool (Linux)

Boost SSD-2xxx Firmware 

Spider FAQ

  • 1. What systems support EDGE 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 my EDGE 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



    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 EDGE 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.

  • 12. How do I securely erase all data from my SSD?

    Please view the how-to guide on securely erasing an EDGE SSD of all data here.