SANBlaze Announces New NVMe Dual-Port Drive Testing Platform

SANBlaze Technologies, Inc. announced today its new release of its
industry leading NVMe testing hardware and software, the SANBlaze
SBExpress-RM. The new hardware, coupled with the SBExpress NVMe
software, provides engineers with a variety of test scenarios that can
be run against NVMe SSD drives, including I/O performance, NVMe
conformance, automated hot plug/hot swap, and error injection.
Development, validation, QA, and manufacturing test cycles can be highly
automated, thus reducing overall test time, rapidly surfacing errors and
non-conformance issues.

“The SANBlaze SBExpress-RM full feature set gives developers, design
validation teams, and test and QA teams automated testing scenarios to
increase efficiency and productivity,” said Vince Asbridge, President of
SANBlaze Technology. “The ability to drive NVMe SSDs with a wide range
of configurable attributes provides engineers with a flexible, scalable
tool to simulate real disk and memory access environments and issues in
the lab, before they go into their customer’s environment.”

The SANBlaze
SBExpress-RM is rack-mountable with excellent airflow to all sixteen
front-loadable drives. The system is compatible with environmental
chamber testing* and can be daisy-chained up to four systems for a total
of 64 drives.

Hot-plug, slot power, fans and temperature monitoring are all under
software control for ease of monitoring and testing.

The system also supports voltage margining (+/- 15%), along with
voltage, current, and power measurements at every slot. Each slot is
capable of supporting single or dual-port drives.

In addition, the hardware supports the NVMe v1.3 specification and the
NVMe-MI (Management Interface) testing over SMBus.

For more information or to see a demo, contact

*industrial version

About SANBlaze

Technology, Inc. is a pioneer in SAN Emulation and validation
technologies and a leading provider of storage solutions for embedded
systems. SANBlaze emulation and validation products provide storage
engineers, test, QA and manufacturing teams with scalable, high
performance and configurable emulated environments for FCoE, iSCSI,
Fibre Channel, SAS, NVMe and NVMe-oF targets and initiators. SANBlaze is
an active member of NVM Express Organization, SNIA, and FCIA. SANBlaze
emulation systems are installed at most major storage hardware and
software vendors worldwide.

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