nvNITRO™ Storage Accelerator

The nvNITRO Storage Accelerator is a revolutionary MRAM based SSD that has the high speed and high endurance of DRAMs combined with the non-volatility of Flash, all without the need for power backup. SMART Modular Technologies is a member of NVM Express.

Partners in Persistence
Powered by Everspin Technologies, the nvNITRO Storage Accelerator can be used for metadata caching to dramatically accelerate write performance without the need for battery backup and is the first in an emerging lineup of MRAM-based persistent memory products.

Product Applications

Storage arrays

File Systems

Tiering and OLTP log cache

Remote, shared persistent memory

Benefits and Features


Form Factor PCle HHHL (Half-Height/Half-Length)
Interface PCle Gen3 x8
Capacity 1GB
Protocol/Access Modes NVME 1.1+, Direct MemoryAccess (IOPEM, DAX, PCle, MMIO)
Performance IOPs (R/W) (4K random R/W) 1.5M/1.5M (x8 PCle)
Latency (R/W) QD = 1 6.26µs (Read)/7.22µs (Write)
Customer Defined Features Customers may optionally program onboard FPGA with their own RTL to extend features/functions
Endurance Unlimited uniform endurance