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Press release  January 13, 2016

Fixstars Releases World's Highest Capacity 13TB SSD "Fixstars SSD-13000 M" simultaneously in Japan and the United States

Ideal for object storage and streaming delivery

Fixstars Corporation (Head Office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Satoshi Miki, hereinafter Fixstars) announced the "Fixstars SSD-10000M" (10TB*2) and the "Fixstars SSD-13000M" (13TB*2) which are the world's largest capacity*1 solid-state drives (SSDs) . Fixstars will begin taking orders for both products in Japan and the US starting from today, January 13, and will ship beginning late February.

"Fixstars SSD-13000M" and "Fixstars SSD-10000M" are SSDs manufactured in Japan that realize stable sequential I/O performance (Read maximum 540MB/s, Write maximum 520MB/s) for long periods, as well as products of the previous Fixstars SSD series, equipped with a proprietary SSD controller. Ideal for applications requiring stable sequential access to large volume data such as object storage, streaming distribution, CG/VFX editing, 4K/8K video processing. This product is provided as a BTO model that can customize capacity, I/O performance, reliability, durability.

Mr. Satoshi Miki, CEO of Fixstars, commented as follows.

"We are extremely pleased to be able to offer the SSD-13000M with a capacity of 13TB to advance the industry after our release of the SSD-6000M with (at the time) the world's largest capacity of 6TB *3 in May of last year. The Fixstars SSD series has been highly touted as a product that can read and write large volumes of data stably for a long period of time, and we are proud to further increase the capacity. We will continue to develop unique solutions that respond to user needs and will provide them mainly in Japan and the US market."

For information on the Fixstars SSD series, please see here.

*1 As a 2.5 inch 15 mm thick SSD being released. According to Fixstars as of January 13, 2016.
*2 1TB=1,000,000,000,000 bytes. The actual capacity that users can use is smaller than this.
*3 As a 2.5 inch 9.5 mm thick SSD being released. According to Fixstars as of May 7, 2015.

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