RALEIGH, N.C. and SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, today announced that its MACH16™ SATA SSD is featured on select Lenovo ThinkServer products announced in 2012, delivering business-class performance to applications that demand fast and reliable access to data. "STEC's MACH16 is a great match for Lenovo's ThinkServer product line," said Michael Mettler, ThinkServer product manager, Lenovo. "It provides an ideal drop-in replacement for conventional hard disk drives used in data center and storage arrays." The MACH16 SATA SSD effectively delivers 250MB/s sustainable read and 190MB/s sustainable sequential write speeds, and significantly outperforms hard disk drives in read and write IOs per second—all while backed by STEC's full data-path protection. "The ability to access data quickly and reliably is of vital importance within the enterprise market," said Sean Stead, product marketing manager, SATA SSDs at STEC. "We at STEC are thrilled to work alongside Lenovo to integrate the MACH16 SATA SSD within its ThinkServer family, and do our part to make this great product line even better." The ThinkServer lineup for 2012 is part of Lenovo's broad product expansion, which includes all-new rack server choices that feature new design IDs and improved performance, as well as increased diversified market segment coverage, usage models and workload capabilities. In addition, the ThinkServer portfolio provides a unified systems architecture, industry-standard management interfaces and protocols that allow for easy integration into hybrid management infrastructures and feature sets. For more information on STEC's fast and reliable MACH16 SATA SSD, go to http://stec-inc.com/product/mach16.php . About STEC, Inc. STEC, Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and solutions tailored to meet the high-performance, high-reliability and high-endurance needs of today's data-intensive server and storage platforms. With headquarters in Santa Ana, California, and locations worldwide, STEC leverages almost two decades of solid-state knowledge and experience to design, manufacture and deliver the most comprehensive line of PCIe, SAS, SATA, and embedded SSDs on the market today. In addition, STEC's EnhanceIO™ SSD Cache Software enables IT managers to cost-effectively scale server application performance. For more information, please visit www.stec-inc.com . The STEC, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=1079 STEC, the STEC logo, MACH16 and EnhanceIO are either registered trademarks or trademarks of STEC, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks or brand names referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.