Super Talent has released the Nova series of SSDs with U.2 connector into its lineup of products.
Aimed at servers and workstations first, the PCIe Nova SSDs with a U.2 (SFF-8639) connector and PCIe 3.0 x4 interface are using MLC NAND memory and will be offered in various configurations, initially starting with 120 GB, up to 1920 GB. Super Talent quotes maximum sequential read speed of 3 GB/s and maximum sequential write speed of 2.2 GB/s. The drives have a mean time between failures (MTBF) set at 1 million hours, which is in line with consumer storage devices.
All drives come in 2.5"/9.5 mm form-factor, rather than 7mm.
Currently, not many motherboards are supporting the native U.2 connector, and most of them could be used with M.2 to U.2 converter cards.