Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are a breakthrough in modern computing. EDGE™ Boost SSDs are faster, lighter, more durable, and more reliable than traditional hard drives. Designed with the same dimensions as standard hard drives, Boost SSDs serve as a direct drop-in replacement. Boost SSDs are both PC and Mac compatible and will work in almost any computer or server with a SATA interface.  EDGE offers various notebook, desktop, and server upgrade kits designed to make the transition to an SSD a smooth and easy process.

Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) can be compared to a car—with many moving mechanical components constantly in use; parts inevitably wear out. With no moving parts inside, Boost SSDs are more reliable and less susceptible to mechanical failures than HDDs. Inside a traditional HDD is a spinning magnetic disk and moving read/write head.  This causes an HDD to operate more slowly because it must first wait for these moving parts to be in position to access and store data.  Boost SSDs can decrease system boot times by up to 5x.  Application loading time is also drastically improved.  In addition to the performance benefits, Boost SSDs generate less heat, run silently, use less power to operate, and can increase notebook battery life.

All Boost SSDs are backed by a five-year warranty and are manufactured in the U.S.A. (TAA compliant).

2.5" EDGE Boost SSD - SATA II (3Gb/s)

Boost SSD

The EDGE™ Boost Solid State Drive (SSD) utilizes the premium SandForce SF-2181 controller.  Fast read and write speeds of up to 285MB/s and 275MB/s (in a SATA II 3Gb/s system) can be achieved respectively.  Outstanding read and write speeds coupled with a 50,000 max IOPS rating, provide fantastic performance gains in boot time, file transfers, and loading software applications.

Security is a critical feature of the Boost SSD, featuring 128-bit AES hardware encryption that secures 100% of data when enabled.*  The feature-rich SandForce controller comes standard with robust tools such as TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., Garbage Collection, wear leveling, and ECC to promote stability and reliability.  SandForce exclusive functions— Durawrite and RAISE—further enhance data efficiency and increase the lifespan of the SSD. 

*Consult your computer’s manual to ensure drive encryption is a supported function of the BIOS.

2.5" EDGE Boost Pro SSD - SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III)

Boost Pro SSD

The EDGE™ Boost Pro Solid State Drive (SSD) utilizes the premium SandForce SF-2281 controller.  Ultra-fast read and write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 515MB/s (in a SATA III 6Gb/s system) can be achieved respectively.  Outstanding read and write speeds coupled with a 85,000 max IOPS rating, provide fantastic performance gains in boot time, file transfers, and loading software applications.

Security is a critical feature of Boost Pro SSD, featuring 128-bit AES hardware encryption that secures 100% of data when enabled.*  The feature-rich SandForce controller comes standard with robust tools such as TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., Garbage Collection, wear leveling, and ECC to promote stability and reliability.  SandForce exclusive functions— Durawrite and RAISE—further enhance data efficiency and increase the lifespan of the SSD. 

*Consult your computer’s manual to ensure drive encryption is a supported function of the BIOS.

1.8" EDGE Boost Micro SSD - SATA II (3Gb/s)

Boost Micro SSD

The EDGE™ Boost Micro Solid State Drive (SSD) utilizes the premium SandForce SF-2181 controller and is designed to fit into small form factor systems accepting mSATA drives.  Fast read and write speeds of up to 280MB/s and 275MB/s (in a SATA II 3Gb/s system) can be achieved respectively.  Outstanding read and write speeds coupled with a 50,000 max IOPS rating, provide fantastic performance gains in boot time, file transfers, and loading software applications.

Security is a critical feature of the Boost Micro SSD, featuring 128-bit AES hardware encryption that secures 100% of data when enabled.*  The feature-rich SandForce controller comes standard with robust tools such as TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., Garbage Collection, wear leveling, and ECC to promote stability and reliability.  SandForce exclusive functions— Durawrite and RAISE—further enhance data efficiency and increase the lifespan of the SSD. 

*Consult your computer’s manual to ensure drive encryption is a supported function of the BIOS.

2.5" EDGE Boost Slim (7mm) SSD - SATA II (3Gb/s)

Boost Slim SSD

The EDGE™ Boost Slim Solid State Drive (SSD) utilizes the premium SandForce SF-2181 controller and is designed to fit into slim design notebooks needing a 7mm height drive.  Fast read and write speeds of up to 285MB/s and 275MB/s (in a SATA II 3Gb/s system) can be achieved respectively.  Outstanding read and write speeds coupled with a 50,000 max IOPS rating, provide fantastic performance gains in boot time, file transfers, and loading software applications.

Security is a critical feature of the Boost Slim SSD, featuring 128-bit AES hardware encryption that secures 100% of data when enabled.*  The feature-rich SandForce controller comes standard with robust tools such as TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., Garbage Collection, wear leveling, and ECC to promote stability and reliability.  SandForce exclusive functions— Durawrite and RAISE—further enhance data efficiency and increase the lifespan of the SSD. 

*Consult your computer’s manual to ensure drive encryption is a supported function of the BIOS.

2.5" EDGE Boost Pro Slim (7mm) SSD – SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III)

Boost Pro Slim SSD

The EDGE™ Boost Pro Slim Solid State Drive (SSD) utilizes the premium SandForce SF-2281 controller and is designed to fit into slim design notebooks and ultrabooks needing a 7mm height drive.  Ultra-fast read and write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 515MB/s (in a SATA III 6Gb/s system) can be achieved respectively.  Outstanding read and write speeds coupled with a 85,000 max IOPS rating, provide fantastic performance gains in boot time, file transfers, and loading software applications.

Security is a critical feature of Boost Pro SSD, featuring 128-bit AES hardware encryption that secures 100% of data when enabled.*  The feature-rich SandForce controller comes standard with robust tools such as TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., Garbage Collection, wear leveling, and ECC to promote stability and reliability.  SandForce exclusive functions— Durawrite and RAISE—further enhance data efficiency and increase the lifespan of the SSD. 

*Consult your computer’s manual to ensure drive encryption is a supported function of the BIOS.

2.5" EDGE™ Boost Pro Enterprise SSD - SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III)

Boost Pro Enterprise SSD

Using Enterprise MLC (eMLC) flash, the Boost Pro Enterprise SSD provides up to 10x greater flash endurance than MLC flash.  Power Loss support protects against data loss in the event of system power failure—an essential function for servers and mission critical applications.  SSDs without power loss protection are prone to corruption or complete failure if a system suddenly loses power. An enterprise level SandForce 2582 controller provides drive enhancements while ultra fast read and write speeds are achieved. Exceptional speeds, coupled with a high max IOPS rating, provide excellent performance gains in boot times, file transfers, and software application loading.

Security is a critical feature of the Boost Pro Enterprise SSD, featuring 128-bit AES hardware encryption that secures 100% of data when enabled.** The feature rich-SandForce controller comes standard with robust tools such as S.M.A.R.T., Garbage Collection, wear leveling, and ECC to promote stability and reliability.  SandForce-exclusive functions— Durawrite and RAISE—further enhance data efficiency and increase the lifespan of the SSD.

*Based on EDGE testing results. Performance may vary depending on OS, configuration, etc.
**Consult your computer’s manual to ensure drive encryption is a supported function of the BIOS.

EDGE Boost Express SSD - PCIe 2.0

Boost PICe Card

The EDGE™ Boost Express Solid State Drives (SSD) is an enterprise grade solution designed to replace aging spinning disk hard drives.  Utilizing the exceptionally fast PCI Express (PCIe) interface, Boost Express SSD are faster, lighter, more durable, and more reliable when compared to hard drives.    Boost Express SSDs are both PC and Mac compatible and will work in any system with an available PCIe slot (x2).   Ultra-fast read and write speeds of up to 285MB/s and 275MB/s (in a SATA II 3Gb/s system) can be achieved respectively.  Outstanding read and write speeds coupled with a 100,000 max IOPS rating, provide fantastic performance gains in boot time, file transfers, and loading software applications.

The feature-rich SandForce controller comes standard with robust tools such as S.M.A.R.T., Garbage Collection, wear leveling, and ECC to promote stability and reliability.  SandForce exclusive functions— Durawrite and RAISE—further enhance data efficiency and increase the lifespan of the SSD. 

2.5" EDGE Boost Cache SSD - SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III)

Boost Cache SSD

The EDGE™ Boost Cache Solid State Drive (SSD) is ideal for users looking to enter the SSD market, but not yet give up their traditional hard drive.  By installing the Boost Cache SSD as a secondary drive (desktop bracket included), users are able to realize the incredible performance gains of an SSD while maintaining the storage capacity benefits of the original hard drive.

The included Dataplex Cache Software by NVELO works in tandem with a standard hard drive and the Boost Cache SSD.  Frequently used “hot” data and applications are cached to the high-performance Boost Cache SSD.  Infrequently used “cold” data and apps stay on the hard drive.  The result is a faster, more efficient computing experience with improved boot times, application loading, and file browsing. 

The Dataplex software works in the background to monitor user usage and tendencies.  As the computer is used with the Boost Cache SSD, the software automatically decides what data and applications should be on the SSD and what should be on the hard drive.

Utilizing a premium SandForce controller, the Boost Cache SSD can achieve ultra fast read and write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 515MB/s respectively.  In comparison to hard drives, SSDs can cut system boot times in half.

EDGE Boost Pro mSATA SSD – SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III)

Boost Pro mSATA SSD

Measuring about 1/8 the size of a standard 2.5" Solid State Drive (SSD), the EDGE™ Boost Pro mSATA SSD is a revolutionary flash-based storage device.  Similar in size to a common house key, the microscopic form factor makes the Boost Pro mSATA SSD an ideal upgrade solution for Ultrabooks, small form factor notebooks, and mobile devices.  Boost Pro mSATA SSDs are both PC and Mac compatible and will work in almost any computer with an mSATA interface. 

Security is a critical feature of the Boost Pro mSATA SSD, featuring 128-bit AES hardware encryption that secures 100% of data when enabled.** The feature rich-SandForce controller comes standard with robust tools such as S.M.A.R.T., Garbage Collection, wear leveling, and ECC to promote stability and reliability.  SandForce-exclusive functions— Durawrite and RAISE—further enhance data efficiency and increase the lifespan of the SSD. 

*Based on EDGE testing results. Performance may vary depending on OS, configuration, etc.
**Consult your computer’s manual to ensure drive encryption is a supported function of the BIOS.

EDGE SSD Upgrade Kit for Notebook

Notebook Upgrade Kit

Using a simple software wizard, users can “clone” their existing PC or Mac to the SSD.  After completing the clone, the SSD will be an identical copy of the old hard drive.  After installing the SSD, there is no need to reinstall any software or download any applications—the computer will be set up exactly as it was before the upgrade with all personal files and settings still in place!  The time and effort of having to reinstall and configure Windows or Mac OS X is eliminated.

As a bonus, the included external USB enclosure can be used with the old hard drive after the new SSD is installed.  By following the included instructions, users can easily install their old hard drive into the enclosure and in minutes have a portable storage device for backing up important files.

EDGE SSD Upgrade Kit for Desktop with Bracket Adapter

Desktop Bracket

The EDGE SSD Upgrade Kit for Desktop converts a 2.5" SSD into a 3.5" SSD, making it easy to install into a desktop computer.  Simply screw a 2.5" SSD into the bottom of the supplied installation bracket.  When finished, the side and bottom mounting holes of the bracket line up perfectly with that of a 3.5" drive, allowing for installation into desktop drive bays previously not possible.

The bracket is made from durable SPCC steel and comes in a sleek, black finish.  Ventilation holes on the bottom of the bracket provide extra cooling to the drive.  All needed mounting screws are included.

EDGE SSD Upgrade Kit for Server with Bracket Adapter

Server Bracket

The EDGE SSD Upgrade Kit for Server converts a 2.5" SSD into a 3.5" SSD, making it possible to install into a server that only accepts 3.5" drives.  Simply insert a 2.5" SSD into the PCB of the supplied installation bracket and secure with screws (included).  When finished, the side and bottom mounting holes of the bracket line up perfectly with that of a 3.5" drive.  The SATA connector of the bracket is offset to match the design specs of a standard 3.5" SATA connector, which is critical for a successful install. 

The bracket is made from durable SPCC steel and comes in a sleek, black finish.  Ventilation holes on the bottom of the bracket provide extra cooling to the drive.  All needed mounting screws are included.