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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 KingofL337 on 4/1/2009 10:51:15 AM , Rating: -1
If the system is holding 2TB of information in the DRAM and crashes what happens to the data. It would take quite a setup of drives to even keep up with it for backup purposes.

By kattanna on 4/1/2009 10:54:13 AM , Rating: 2
it only uses DRAM for a fast cache, storage is done within the flash memory itself

By karielash on 4/1/2009 10:54:46 AM , Rating: 2

Quote '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'

Taken from the article.

By mjcutri on 4/1/2009 11:00:50 AM , Rating: 5
From the ORIGINAL press release: (
RAIDDrives support up to 2 TB of MLC or SLC Nand Flash memories, have a turbocharged DRAM Cache, and the RAIDDrive ES is fully battery backed to protect data in the event of power loss.

So it is a flash drive with a ram cache and a battery backup for the server version that allows it to save the data in the cache to the flash in case of a power failure. Leave it to DT to take a rather simple press release and make it ambiguous enough that it doesn't make sense anymore...(I'd expect this from Mick, but Shane is usually better about stuff like this)

By noxipoo on 4/1/2009 11:19:26 AM , Rating: 2
people gotta make it seems like they are earning their paychecks these days. can't let the axe fall on them!

By jaericho on 4/1/2009 11:30:12 AM , Rating: 2
Enterprises might. This gives me the idea that they might be trying to get in on the same market as FusionIO.

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