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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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Here is a competing product from OCZ. 10gb/s SSD
By TonyO on 4/1/2009 12:08:52 PM , Rating: 3
OCZ Announce Ultra High Performance Climax™ SSD

(Seoul, South Korea----April 1, 2009) OCZ, a leading maker of Solid State Drives, announced their latest product: Climax™ Solid State Drives, with a peak transfer rate of 12.8GB/s read and write speeds. Using the patented Wongdong™ controller introduced by Jong-il, Inc. a custom SSD controller design house based in Korea, lagging write speeds that plagued MLC and SLC SSDs are a thing of the past.

The new drive features sustained read and write speed of approximately 8 Gigabits per second, 50 times the read speed, and over 70 times the write speed of previous generation MLC based SSDs.

“OCZ is the industry’s leader in SSD technology, we are proud to have them as our customer for Wongdong™ controllers. Our controller outperforms every other consumer grade controller on the market with its patented Bakaru™ memory management system. Jagiyya OCZ!”. Dr. Yongban Kim, CEO of Jong-il, Inc.

OCZ’s exclusive new technology enabled a special memory cell architecture that has no changes in performance throughout its life. Whatever it tests at on day 1 will be what the drive will perform at up to the end of its life.

The drive offers virtually unlimited life, with a MTBF of over 1 million hours, and unlimited write cycles per cell.

Climax™ offers its own independent back up power supply, featuring a 200 watt hour lithium polymer battery that powers an internal auxiliary data backup and storage device** that automatically loads the data upon startup and shutdown, or in the event of power interruption, stores all the data on the SSD in a secured subsystem until power is restored.

Climax™ is now available in 256GB, 500GB, and 1TB sizes on the PCIe X16 3.0 bus.*

About OCZ Technology

OCZ Technology Group, a member of JEDEC, designs, develops and manufactures ground-breaking, high performance memory and computer components that set industry standards. OCZ products are the first choice for users needing high-reliability, ultra-high performance solutions. In 2007, PC Power & Cooling and Hypersonic PC were brought into the OCZ Technology Group, forming a well-rounded, highly innovative organization that places the company at the forefront of high-end computing. All of OCZ Technology Group's products are available through its worldwide network of distributors, online resellers and retail stores. For more information visit our website at www.ocztechnology.com

* OCZ Climax™ SSDs features semiconductor memories manufactured by Samsung, Inc.. (PN: M392B1K73BM1)
** Auxiliary data backup and storage device manufactured by Hitachi, Inc. (P: B001Q9EKU0)
*** Wongdong™ is a registered trademark of Jong-il, Inc., Korea.
**** Bakaru™ is a registered trademark of Jong-il, Inc., Korea.




By EricMartello on 4/4/2009 4:37:28 PM , Rating: 2
I thought OCZ just slaps their stickers on Samsung or other real manufacturer's products.

Anyway I really like the idea of moving away from traditional hard disks that have to be bay-mounted to "SSD on a PCIex card". The lack of an SATA-to-PCIex bridge as well as the increased throughput could potentially make for much faster storage subsystems, not to mention easier system assembly. I hope this takes off.


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