EDGE™ Boost M.2 SSD

Category: Solid State Drives

 

EDGE Boost M.2 SSDs are TAA compliant, built with premium SandForce controllers, and backed by a superior five-year warranty.

 

 

As one of the smallest Solid State Drive (SSD) form factors available today, the EDGE Boost M.2 SSD is an excellent storage upgrade choice for Ultrabooks and Small Form Factor PCs.  Available in two lengths (2242 and 2280), Boost M.2 SSDs can accommodate most systems accepting the M.2 SATA storage form factor and are PC, Mac, and Linux compatible.

Utilizing a premium SandForce controller, the Boost M.2 SSD can achieve ultra-fast read and write speeds as well as high IOPS rating.  The results are excellent system performance and benchmarks in boot times, file transfers, software application loading, and more.

Boost M.2 SSDs come equipped with AES hardware encryption that protects 100% of data when enabled.*  The feature-rich SandForce controller provides tools such as TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., Garbage Collection, Wear Leveling, ECC, and Durawrite to promote drive reliability and efficiency.  The Boost M.2 SSD is backed by a 5-year warranty.**

*Encryption must first be enabled via ATA password or third party software to become active 

**Please visit www.edgememory.com for complete warranty information 

 

Versatile Available in two different lengths:  2242 (42mm) and 2280 (80mm)

Universal – Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux

Thermal Sensor Monitors internal drive temperature

User Upgradeable Firmware Allows the most current firmware to be utilized

High Performance Built with a high-performance SandForce controller

Feature Rich – Includes a full complement of performance and stability enhancing features:  TRIM, ECC, Garbage Collection, S.M.A.R.T., Durawrite, RAISE, and more

 

Specs  

Capacity 2242 (42mm)*

60GB / 120GB / 240GB

Capacity 2280 (80mm)*

60GB / 120GB / 240GB / 480GB

Form Factor

M.2, double-sided

Interface

SATA 6Gb/s (also compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s and SATA 3Gb/s)

Dimensions 2242 (42mm)

42mm (L) x 22mm (W) x 3.5mm (H)

Dimensions 2280 (80mm)

80mm (L) x 22mm (W) x 3.5mm (H)

Weight 2242 (42mm)

3g

Weight 2280 (80mm)

5g

Certifications

TAA, RoHS, FCC, CE, and WWN compliant

60GB Speed (6Gb/s)

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

120GB Speed (6Gb/s)

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

240GB Speed (6Gb/s)

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

480GB Speed (6Gb/s)

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

60GB IOPS (write)

Up to 85,000

120GB IOPS (write)

Up to 86,000

240GB IOPS (write)

Up to 86,000

480GB IOPS (write)

Up to 57,000

Flash Type

MLC

Write Endurance

3,000 P/E Cycles

Controller

SandForce 2200 Series

Compatibility

Windows Vista and higher, Mac OS X 10.4 and higher, Linux 

MTBF

1,500,000 hours

Security

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

TRIM Support

Prolongs SSD performance over time***

S.M.A.R.T. Support

Monitors and displays reports on SSD health and errors

Wear Leveling Support

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

ECC

Avoids errors and promotes stability during data reads/writes

Garbage Collection

Permanently erases deleted data blocks and returns the space for reuse

DuraWrite

Reduces write amplification and extends the endurance of the SSD flash

Thermal Sensor

Monitors internal drive temperature

Firmware

User-Upgradeable firmware

Power Consumption (Typical) 60GB-240GB

2.0W (active), 0.7W (idle)

Power Consumption (Typical) 480GB

4.0W (active), 4.0W (idle)

Operating Temperature

0°C - 70°C

Storage Temperature

-40°C - 85°C

Warranty

Five years or TBW^

Support

Toll-free tech support

   
   

*Some capacity used for formatting and not available for storage. 

**Encryption must first be enabled via ATA password or third party software to become active

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

 

^Please visit www.edgememory.com/warranty for complete warranty details.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 


  

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 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

         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 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.