Large capacity at high density

We have implemented a high-density configuration free of heat and performance issues. Using flash memory for small-scale mobile devices the SATA 2.5″ SSD - normally intended for gigabyte class storage - was successfully adapted to hold very large capacities of up to an impressive 13TB.

As fewer drives will be needed, it follows that operational costs such as chassis/rack costs, maintenance costs, energy costs, the costs of handling failures etc... are naturally reduced.

Recording time(average time per 13TB drive)*1

  • 4K Uncompressed 60fps : 4.3 hour
  • 4K H.265/HEVC (Broadcast Quality) 60fps : 823 hours
  • Full HD H.264 (Broadcast Quality) 29.97fps :1924 hours

*1Actual recording times may differ.

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Consistent high performance

Applications for which the writing of data is critical, as in real-time broadcasting and medical imaging, demand a level of performance where read/write is not only fast but also stable.

On an ordinary SSD, even if the peak performance as given in the catalog may be achieved temporarily, continuous writing will often suffer performance degradation.

With Fixstars SSD series, performance deterioration is prevented by design. Together with software control this ensures a constant read/write speed without frame dropping.

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*2Lowest transfer speed computed from maximum latency at the time of testing, and based on measuring times of 1, 2, 4, 8,... seconds, under the conditions listed below
Block size: 4MiB
Access pattern: Sequential write
Written data: Random number

High speed sequential write

The SSD supports SATA 3.0, with reading at up to 580 MB/s and writing at up to 520 MB/s for sequential access *3.

Fixstars NAND controller makes it possible to achieve a high performance for data uncompressed data such as images, video, and text data.

In particular applications handling large volumes of data will benefit from higher performance and larger capacity storage, while needing fewer drives than before.


  • Video and broadcasting equipment
  • Medical imaging device
  • Embedded systems
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Communications systems

*3With SSD-13000M<

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*4Average transfer speed measured under the conditions below
Block size: 4MiB
Access pattern: Sequential write
Written data: Zeros/random numbers

High-reliability data preservation

Flash device management

The implementation of error correction, management of corrupted blocks, as well as harmonization of the number of rewrites (wear leveling), on each flash chip, ensures that performance is maintained, service life is maximized and reliability is high.

High Durability Mode (optional)

Enabling High Durability Mode (pSLC mode)*5 allows an increase in durability by three times or more compared to normal operation. This is optimal for situations where service life and terabytes written (TBW) are prioritized.
*5Disk capacity will be halved.


With the auto-diagnostic program S.M.A.R.T., the status of the SSD, including total read/write volume of the user area, number of block replacements and temperature, may be communicated to the system.

Temperature control

The risk of damage to the SSD is kept at a minimum thanks to an efficient system for controlling the heat generated by each flash chip.

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