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Super Talent RAIDDrive  (Source: Super Talent)
New SSD comes in three models for enterprise, workstation and gamers

Super Talent has announced its latest SSD development with a new patented product called RAIDDrive. RAIDDrive promises to increase the performance and slot capacity of PCI Express based storage solutions with up to 2TB of MLC or SLC NAND flash memory inside.

Super Talent says that the RAIDDrive is the markets largest server-based SSD solution and is an extension of its RAIDSSD product line. The RAIDDrive has a "turbocharged" DRAM cache and the RAIDDrive ES model for enterprise servers has a full battery backup for protection of data in a power loss situation. The RAIDDrive comes in three models, including the ES version and a WS version for workstations along with a GS version for gamers.

All of the drives connect to a PC with a PCIe 2.0 x8 interface and promise to deliver read speeds of up to 1.2GB/s with sequential wire speeds of up to 1.3GB/s. Super Talent says that it will reveal more performance details in June when the drives are officially available.

The maker also says that an optional feature of the series will allow the drives to be configured with internal RAID5 capability for extra data protection. The RAIDDrive ES is aimed at enterprise servers performing intensive applications like database transaction processing, business intelligence and virtualization. The WS model is aimed at workstation use for tasks including animation, video editing, oil/gas exploration, and CAD. The GS version is for gamers looking for a faster IO subsystem.

Super Talent COO, CH Lee said in a statement, "We are proud of the innovative intellectual property that our outstanding engineering team has developed. The RAIDDrive is just the latest in a series of patented products which enable us to provide differentiated products to our customers."

The product is similar to the PCIe SSD DailyTech covered in 2007 from ioDATA.



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By Ryanman on 4/1/2009 10:50:32 AM , Rating: 2
You'd think a PCI interface would be a no brainer, since SATA is gonna be such a limiting factor. Anyone who realizes a Multi-GPU setup isn't worth it is going to have 2 of these slots open.


By Ryanman on 4/1/2009 12:27:37 PM , Rating: 2
Sorry, that's what I meant by PCI. Probably could have guessed by me saying there are 3 ports in some of the higher end motherboards.


By inighthawki on 4/1/2009 1:26:10 PM , Rating: 2
Chances are if they aren't looking into multi-gpu performance they arent looking into multi-gpu motherboards, best case scenario, i would guess they would have 2x pci-e, with 1 of them being used. Also it leads me to believe they may not be "made of money" limiting the option of this by a whole lot as well.


By Ryanman on 4/2/2009 9:22:08 AM , Rating: 2
The fact is, a lot of the motherboards with 3 PCIx slots are the best choice for their socket, like the i7 Boards. And since there are a ton of cards coming out (sound, network, the list goes on) for that interface, I'm sure as hell going to have at least 2 when I build later this year.


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