6Gb/s SAS Enterprise 2.5” SSDs
Lightning® Write-Intensive SAS SSDs
An enterprise solution that provides accelerated performance with superior reliability
• End-to-End Data Protection
• Capacitor-Backed Cache
• Reliability: 2M hour MTBF
• UBER: <1 sector 1017 bits read
• 5-Year Warranty4
• Predictable Performance
• Trusted Reliability
• Cost-Effective I/O
Application Workloads
• High Performance Computing (HPC)
• Oil and Gas
• Life Sciences
• Aerospace
• Engineering
• Media Editing
• Analytics
• Indexing
• Database Logging
IT Managers are consistently challenged with the demand for higher performance
and increased storage capacity for today’s data centers. Since not all data centers
are created equal, the key to achieving increased data and system performance
is in understanding the specific application workload. Lightning Write-Intensive
6Gb/s (SAS) SSDs offer solid cost-to-performance benefits optimized for data
management and endurance of high-speed storage and server environments.
Available in 200GB and 400GB2 SLC capacities and delivers random read/write
performance of up to 118K/33K IOPS and sequential read/write data throughput
rates of up to 450/250 MB/s1. Lightning Write-Intensive SSDs provide an I/O
pattern designed around frequent writes for application workloads such as High
Performance Computing (HPC), Media Editing, Analytics, Indexing and Database
Logging, with a heavy workload comprised of a 50/50 read/write mix.
SSD performance is dependent on the grade of NAND flash memory used, and
sophistication of the controller and firmware. Lightning Write-Intensive SSDs are
designed with an advanced innovative controller that uses a parallel processing
architecture with single firmware binary to provide the industry’s leading
sustained performance, low response times under peak conditions for predictable
performance, and proven and tested endurance for superior reliability. Lightning
SSDs have been designed to meet demanding, mission critical, 24/7 applications.
Lightning SAS SSDs are certified on the
following hardware compatibility lists.
Lightning Write-Intensive 2.5” SAS Enterprise SSDs
Product Specifications
LB 206S
LB 406S
Data Throughput
(Sequential Read/Write) 1
450/250 MB/s
450/250 MB/s
Total IOPS (Random Read)
118,000 IOPS
118,000 IOPS
Random Write
4KB – 50/50 (single port)
33,000 IOPS
33,000 IOPS
26,000 IOPS
26,000 IOPS
VMware Flash
Ready Cache
VMware Virtual
Intel Server
Systems (All)
Random Write
8KB – 50/50 (single port)
Interface, Capacity, and
Memory Technology
Host Interface
6Gb/s SAS
Interface Ports
Dual (2) full-duplex
Form Factor
SLC User Capacities
2.5 inch
Sector Sizes Supported
512, 520 or 528 bytes/sector
Unrecovered Bit Error Rate (UBER)
<1 sector in 1017 bits read
End-to-End Data Protection
No performance impact
Patrol Read (automatic)
No performance impact
Power-on Hours
Warranty 4
Contact Information
8760 hours per year
2 million hours
Lesser of 5 years or maximum endurance used
Physical Dimensions
Height (max)
15.0 mm
Width (max)
70.1 mm
Length (max)
100.45 mm
SanDisk Americas
0.238 Kg
951 SanDisk Drive
Power Consumption
Milpitas, CA 95035-7933, USA
3.9 watts
T: 1-866-744-2165
5.9 watts
SanDisk Europe, Middle East, Africa
Unit 100, Airside Business Park
Operating Temperature (ambient)
Swords, County Dublin, Ireland
T: 1-866-744-2165
0 to 60° C
Non-operating Temperature
-40 to 85° C
Start-up Time (Power-on to Ready)
<15 seconds
SanDisk Asia Pacific
Suite C,D,E, 23/F, No. 918 Middle
Huahai Road, Jiu Shi Renaissance Building
Shanghai, 20031, P.R. China
T: 1-866-744-2165
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Specifications subject to change without notice.
1 Based on internal testing, performance may be lower depending upon host device, OS and application.
2 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage.
3 MTBF – Mean Time Between Failures based on parts stress analysis.
4 The earlier of (I) five (5) years or (II) the time at which such Product unit’s total cumulative data recorded on such unit at
its S.M.A.R.T. attribute (log page 2Fh, parameter 25) or log page 11h, parameter 1 (Percentage Used Endurance Indicator)
reaches 100% of the Product unit’s endurance value. For more warranty information, please visit kb.sandisk.com.
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