Fixstars SSDs Speed up Supercomputing

Fixstars will see you at booth 3313 at SC 2015

November 16, 2015 – Sunnyvale, CA – Fixstars Solutions, Inc. is heading to Austin, Texas to attend SC15, the annual supercomputing conference from November 16th to 19th.

In high performance computing, Fixstars has collaborated with Lenovo to support their high-performance servers: System x3550 M5 and System x3650 M5. On September 2015, Fixstars Corporation (Japan) announced that Lenovo Japan Corporation would begin to adopt “Fixstars SSD-3000M” and “Fixstars SSD-6000M” as their Vendor Logo Hardware (VLH).



It is after comprehensive evaluation of Fixstars SSDs, Lenovo highly regarded Fixstars SSD-3000M and 6000M as not only high capacity (3TB and 6TB), but also enduringly high performance. Most SSDs face the challenge of deteriorating performance over time. However, compared to other SSD candidates, Fixstars SSDs are the very few ones able to maintain consistently high read/write speeds even after intensive usage for a long time. As a result, the integration of Lenovo servers and Fixstars SSDs contributes to extraordinarily high storage density and power efficiency, an ideal solution for data centers.

Fixstars is thrilled to receive the opportunity at SC15 to have technical discussions on the secret sauce of providing high performance yet extremely reliable storage solutions.


SC2015 will be held at:

Austin Convention Center

500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701

Fixstars is Expanding to Irvine

November 12, 2015  – Sunnyvale, CA – Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fixstars Solutions, Inc. has been playing an important role in providing fast and reliable storage solutions to businesses across the U.S. Thanks to the support of our important customers, Fixstars is able to expand its business one step further to the Greater Los Angeles Area.

With its brand new product, IRIS-DRIVE, Fixstars Solutions has begun to offer storage solutions to support Media and Entertainment professionals with high performance, high reliability storage needs. Starting January 1st, 2016, the new headquarters for Fixstars Solutions, Inc. will be at 9205 Research Drive, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA.

fixMeanwhile, Fixstars will also maintain an office in the Bay Area at 42808 Christy St, #106, Fremont, CA to continue serving the valued customers in the Silicon Valley.

Come Meet Fixstars in Hollywood

Fixstars will see you at booth 111 at SMPTE 2015

October 22, 2015 – – Sunnyvale, CA – An innovator in flash storage, Fixstars Solutions, Inc. is going to Hollywood to attend Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) 2015 Annual Conference from October 26th to 29th.

Earlier this month, Fixstars launched the IRIS-DRIVE, a 2 Terabyte professional flash storage device tailored for 4K recording. As the media and entertainment industry moves towards Ultra-HD, 4K/8K video-shooting is becoming the standard format. At the same time, a fast and reliable storage solution has become just as important as a large capacity.


With the 3 and 6TB high-capacity enterprise line SSDs, Fixstars caught the eyes of media and entertainment professionals and showed potential as an ideal partner for video-shooting devices. Among these is ATOMOS, a leading player in camera-mounted recorders, which has officially recognized Fixstars as a certified storage partner. In dedication to this collaboration, Fixstars’ IRIS-DRIVE was selected as a recommended drive for ATOMOS’ “SHOGUN” and “NINJA ASSASSIN” series. This is the largest capacity SSD available on video recorders.

Fixstars looks forward to more upcoming collaborations in media and entertainment to help more video-shooting enthusiasts with reliable and high-performance storage.


SMPTE 2015 will be held at:

Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 North Highland Avenue,
Hollywood, CA 90028

IRIS–DRIVE, the High Performance SSD Tailored for Professional 4K Filming, is Now a Recommended Drive for ATOMOS’ SHOGUN and NINJA ASSASSIN Series

Oct 14, 2015 – Sunnyvale, CA — Fixstars Solutions, Inc. has officially launched the IRIS-DRIVE, a performance-driven SSD designed for 4K video-shooting professionals. Equipped with top of the line, powerful performance, the reliability of IRIS-DRIVE is unprecedented. By combining next-generation data-loss-protection with 2TB capacity of uninterrupted video recording, the IRIS-DRIVE is a video professional’s best storage option.
Upon its launch, IRIS-DRIVE has become a certified partner for Atomos Global Pty Ltd. and designated as a recommended drive for Atomos’ SHOGUN and NINJA ASSASSIN series. IRIS-DRIVE represents the storage solution made by professionals, for professionals in media and entertainment.

“It is so exciting for Fixstars to launch the new ‘IRIS-DRIVE’ brand for the next generation of video shooting”, commented by Satoshi Miki, CEO of Fixstars Corporation. “What the IRIS-DRIVE is able to offer is revolutionary. By inheriting the consistent performance, high capacity and fast read/write speed from Fixstars SSD series, the IRIS-DRIVE adds its unique value of significantly preventing frame-drop and data-loss to create peace of mind for professional filming”.

“Becoming a recommended storage device for SHOGUN and NINJA ASSASIN for Atomos, proves that the IRIS-DRIVE is striving to build the infrastructure for the upcoming 4K/8K era. From now on, we at Fixstars will try our best to customize our storage solutions to meet the needs of customers on a global scale.”

For more information, please visit

About Fixstars

Fixstars Solutions is an innovator in flash storage solutions devoted to “Speed up your Business”. Combining expertise in multi-core processors programming and the use of next generation memory technology, Fixstars provides the best performance and the highest capacity storage solutions.

About Atomos

Atomos exists to help creative professionals cut through technology barriers by creating easy to use, cutting edge products including 4K & HD Monitor-recorders, a pocket size ProRes recorder, signal converters & power management solutions. Each product serves a different need but all share the common benefit of enabling a faster, higher quality and more affordable production schedule for video professionals.
Atomos is based in Australia with offices in the USA, Japan, China and Germany and has a worldwide distribution partner network. Further product information can be found at with the Atomos community active on Facebook (/atomosglobal), Twitter (@Atomos_News), Vimeo (/atomosvideo), YouTube (/AtomosVideo) and Videogram (

Rock-Solid-State Era is Coming

fixSeptember 15, 2015 – Sunnyvale, CA – Fixstars Solutions Inc., an innovator in flash storage solutions, is launching its official tech blog named  “Rock-Solid-State” .

As more and more businesses such as server manufacturers, HD/4K Video recorders, big data analytics are moving its storage solutions from traditional hard disk (HDD) to flash-memory-based solid-state-drive (SSD), data storing and processing became unprecedentedly reliable and fast. Since the price for both enterprise as well as consumer-grade SSDs keeps going down over the last few years, flash storage devices have grown into a reasonable choice for both businesses and individuals.

However, the concept of flash storage is still new to the mass of the population, remaining as a superior but somehow mysterious storage option in many people’s opinion. Under such context, Fixstars’ “Rock-Solid-State” is created to answer the frequently-asked-questions about flash memory and SSDs that readers might have. Rock-Solid-State covers a wide variety of topics ranging from the advantage points of SSD over HDD, how to read a SSD’s specification sheet, to more technical readings such as understanding the NAND flash memory. This way, Team Fixstars is striving to work together with the audience to explore the emerging era of flash storage.


Lenovo Japan Inc. Started the Adoption of “Fixstars SSD-3000M” and “Fixstars SSD-6000M” as Its Product Options

* This press release was published by Fixstars Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, and translated into English.

Fixstars Corporation (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Satoshi Miki, Hereafter: Fixstars) today announced that Lenovo Japan Corporation (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Masanobu Todome, Hereafter: Lenovo) started adopting “Fixstars SSD-3000M” and “Fixstars SSD-6000M” as their Vendor Logo Hardware (VLH).

Lenovo, which has an extensive experience in providing severs focusing on data center solutions, is now collaborating with Fixstars to provide “Fixstars SSD-3000M” and “Fixstars SSD-6000M” as VLH products of Lenovo’s System x3550 M5 and System x3650 M5’s. The integration of Lenovo servers and Fixstars SSDs contributes to higher storage density and power efficiency, which is an ideal solution for data centers.


“Lenovo Japan is pleased to work with Fixstars Corporation”, said Taiko Kobayashi, the Executive Director of Enterprise business group at Lenovo Japan. “The enterprise demand for flash storage is expected to increase significantly from now on. This option has a great value for our clients who seek high density, high reliability and low cost internal flash storages. Now we are able to integrate 6TB 2.5 inch SSDs, which is the highest density flash storage in the industry, into the highly reliable Lenovo System x.”

“I am pleased that Fixstars SSD-3000M and Fixstars SSD-6000M are approved as the VLH options for System x3550 M5 and System x3650 M5, which are Lenovo’s main product lines”, said Satoshi Miki, CEO of Fixstars Corporation. “One of the unique characteristics of our SSD is its consistent high performance of sequential access, which is an important feature for data logging and general data warehouse applications. Our SSD can contribute to accelerate your enterprise business. Also, Fixstars SSD-6000M can realize 156TB*1 in 2U height, and 3PB in one server rack (42U). This highest density and highest performance solution is a real game changer.”

Fixstars keeps contributing to accelerate our client’s business with original solutions based on cutting edge technology.

*1 With System x3650 M5 having front 24 slots and rear 2 slots.

About Fixstars

Fixstars Solutions is an innovator in flash storage solutions devoted to “Speed up your Business”. Combining expertise in multi-core processors programming and the use of next generation memory technology, Fixstars provides the best performance and the highest capacity storage solutions.

Learn more about how Fixstars Solutions can accelerate your business in life science, manufacturing, finance, and media & entertainment, visit

Contact information

Big data division

Director Masana Murase



Fixstars Solutions Inc. Achieves a Microsoft Silver Cloud Platform Competency


Fixstars earns distinction through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

Sunnyvale, CA, USA — Aug 3, 2015 — Fixstars Solutions Inc., a global leader in providing parallel processing technology, today announced it has achieved a Silver Cloud Platform competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications. And to ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.

Fixstars Solutions has achieved a track record of numerous successful projects with hyper-scale cluster server systems. For example, a life science application was ported and optimized for the Microsoft Azure running 64-bit Linux in IaaS, and the processing time was dramatically reduced by effectively utilizing over 5000 CPU cores. With the extensive knowledge of parallel processing technology, Fixstars Solutions provides services to port and optimize software working on a local system to the Microsoft Azure.

“This Microsoft Silver Cloud Platform competency showcases our expertise in today’s technology market and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Akihiro Asahara, CEO of Fixstars Solutions Inc. “Our plan is to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”

“By achieving a silver competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.”


About Cloud Platform Competency and the Microsoft Partner Network

Attaining the Microsoft Cloud Platform competency demonstrates partner expertise in building, integrating and/or extending Windows-based applications and infrastructure solutions in the cloud using the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. With more than 57 percent of the Fortune 500 using Microsoft Azure, the Microsoft Cloud Platform competency can help partners take advantage of the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service solutions. Equipped with exclusive training, partners can help customers deploy solutions that increase customer productivity and profitability.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

About Fixstars

Fixstars Solutions is a technology company devoted to our philosophy “Speed up your Business”. Through its software parallelization/optimization expertise, its highly effective use of multi-core processors, and application acceleration for the next generation of flash memory technology that delivers high speed IO as well as power savings, Fixstars Solutions provides “Green IT”, while accelerating customers’ business in various fields.

Learn more about how Fixstars Solutions can accelerate your business in life science, manufacturing, finance, and media & entertainment. For more information, visit .


Fixstars Will See You at the Embedded Systems Conference

Fixstars will be hosting Booth 56 at ESC 2015

July 20, 2015 – Sunnyvale, CA – As a leading player in high-speed storage, Fixstars Solutions, Inc. is going to participate in this year’s Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) held from July 20th to 22nd, during which Fixstars’ booth will be open on the 21st and 22nd.

In early May, Fixstars Solutions has just released SSD-6000M, the world’s first 6TB*1 Solid State Drive (SSD).  Fixstars’ SSD series aim to provide a reliable data-storage solution to a wide variety of users in video recording, medical imaging, big data analysis, network infrastructure, and industrial applications. SSD-6000M not only stands as the largest capacity 2.5″ SSD ever, but also provides consistently high-performance throughout its lifetime. With persistent read speeds of up to 540 MB/s, and write speeds of up to 520MB/s, the SSD-6000M will serve as the best partners for individuals and enterprises seeking sleek and high-capacity storage devices with great reliability.




During ESC, Fixstars will be hosting product exhibition as well as receiving customer inquiries at booth 56, everyone is welcomed to come by and visit Fixstars at the site.

The ESC Silicon Valley 2015 Conference & Demo Hall will be held at:

Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, California 95054

*1 1TB=1,000,000,000,000 Bytes. The actual user space will be smaller.



Fixstars Releases 6 Terabyte SSD, the World’s Largest 2.5” SATA SSD

Speed Up your Application with Consistent, Fast Sequential Throughput

May 7, 2015 – Sunnyvale, CA – Fixstars Solutions, Inc. has released the world’s first 6TB*1 Solid State Drive (SSD), the Fixstars SSD-6000M, which is the largest capacity SSD*1 in 2.5″ x 9.5mm form factor. Fixstars is now accepting orders that will be shipped to customers in the United States in late July.


Fixstars SSD-6000M

The world’s first 6TB drive is built on cutting edge 15nm MLC Flash Memory which has been packed into a dense 2.5″ form factor.

The Fixstars SSD-6000M supports SATA 6Gbps, providing read speeds of up to 540 MB/s, and write speeds of up to 520MB/s for sequential access. As with the Fixstars SSD-3000M, the proprietary SSD controller enables a stable, high I/O performance for sequential access throughout the lifetime of the drive. This characteristic has proven to be highly effective in numerous areas such as video recording, medical imaging, big data analysis, network infrastructure, and industrial applications.

Satoshi Miki, the CEO of Fixstars Corporation, offered the following comment: “The unparalleled performance of our previous model’s (The SSD-3000M) sequential I/O helped propel our SSDs and garner lots of attention. Since many of our customers desire even greater capacity, I am excited to offer a new solution and grow the product line with the inclusion of the larger SSD-6000M.” He continues, “Since our SSD’s capacity is now able to compete with high-end hard drives, we feel our product can draw the attention of data centers as well.”

For more detailed information regarding Fixstars’ SSD series, please visit

*1 1TB=1,000,000,000,000 Bytes. The actual user space will be smaller.
*2 As of May 7, 2015

Fixstars Announces World’s First, Portable, 12TB SSD, 4Bay, 2.5” Storage Solution

April 13, 2015 – Sunnyvale, CA – Fixstars Solutions Inc., an innovator in flash storage solutions, today announced the release of the world’s highest density external storage solution, totaling 12TB of storage with high I/O speeds in an ultra-small footprint.

This solution combines Fixstars’ SSD-3000M and Akitio’s Thunder2QUAD mini. Fixstars SSD-3000M is a 3TB SATA SSD, which is the world’s highest capacity 2.5” SATA SSD. The Akitio Thunder2QUAD mini is an external storage enclosure that has two ThunderboltTM2 ports with a size of just 3.75”x4.5”x7.5”. This product is designed for video professionals looking for a compact, high capacity enterprise solution.

“This new product is a real game changer”, said Richard Wright, VP of Sales & Marketing for Akitio. “12 Terabytes of portable storage is truly unheard of in the current market. You would need to carry around a couple of 8 bay units to get 12 Terabytes of data and due to the size and weight of those units they certainly would not be very portable.”

Another great feature of this solution is its high bandwidth. The host server’s Thunderbolt2 ports can reach speeds of up to 1.38GB per second. “ThunderboltTM delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to personal computing.” said Jason Ziller, Intel’s director of Thunderbolt Marketing, “Products like the Akitio Thunder2 Quad mini helps highlight what Thunderbolt makes possible.”

“This solution is ideal for M&E professionals”, Satoshi Miki, CEO & Co-Founder of Fixstars Corporation (Tokyo), “On most ordinary SSD devices, the peak advertised performance is not consistently attainable and continuous writing will often suffer from fluctuating performance. The unique design of our SSD controller ensures consistent high throughput over the lifespan of the device.”

The Akitio Thunder2 QUAD mini with Fixstars SSD-3000M is now available at with the 12TB version retailing for $12,999.

About Fixstars
Fixstars Solutions is an innovator in flash storage solutions devoted to “Speed up your Business”. Combining expertise in multi-core processors programming and the use of next generation memory technology, Fixstars provides the best performance and the highest capacity storage solutions.

About Akitio
More information about the Thunder2 QUAD mini as well as the complete line of Akitio products can be found at or by contacting


* Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the US and other countries