Super Talent Debuts PCI Express SSD RAIDDrive

Super Talent Debuts PCI Express SSD RAIDDrive

Please Super Talent, let this not be a joke. Here on the always comical first day of April, Super Talent has announced its reaction to Fusion-io's ioDrive and OCZ's Z Drive: the patented RAIDDrve. Put simply, this is Super Talent's own PCI Express-based SSD solution, designed to bring quick, durable SSD functionality straight to the motherboard via the lightning fast PCI Express bus interface.



The device is positioned as an extension of its RAIDSSD product line, and it supports upwards of 2TB of MLC or SLC NAND Flash. It also features a turbocharged DRAM Cache and full battery backup to protect your data in case of power failure. Said devices connect through a PCIe Gen. 2.0 x8 interface and are capable of delivering sequential read speeds of up to 1.2GB/second, sequential write speeds of up to 1.3GB/second. If you're looking for more details beyond that (like pricing), you'll have to wait until the full gamut of specifications are released in June.

Optionally, buyers of the card can configure the drives with an internal RAID5 capability to deliver an extra level of data protection for mission critical applications.



SuperTalent is releasing three families of RAIDDrives with features optimized for different market segments:

·        RAIDDrive ES - Enterprise Servers performing compute intensive applications such as database transaction processing, business intelligence, and virtualization. 

·        RAIDDrive WS - Workstation users performing tasks including animation, video editing, oil and gas exploration, CAD/EDA simulation, and scientific computing,

·        RAIDDrive GS - Gamers looking to supercharge their IO Subsystem


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Wow... Imagine the boot-up speed.

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As much as I really want this, it looks like a second rate Photoshop job.

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Lev_Astov:

As much as I really want this, it looks like a second rate Photoshop job.

 

It does look like a photoshop job and a bad one at that guess we,ll see!

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That is a rendering which leads me to believe this is a hoax... such a tease...

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acarzt:

That is a rendering which leads me to believe this is a hoax... such a tease...

I hate this day. You just never knowAngry

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If it were a hoax, SuperTalent would have given it better specs or said it would be outlandishly cheap.

Promising completely deliverable products that a lot of people want in a corporate press release then not delivering wouldn't be very humorous.

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This would be awesome...but April 1st...we'll just have to wait and see. I like it when the jokes are fairly obvious...lol I've been browsing my fav tech sites. btw Gamespot.com has some good posts up today.

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It's not a hoax guys. Wait until you see some of the stuff on the way in the storage space in the next few weeks.

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Marco C:

It's not a hoax guys. Wait until you see some of the stuff on the way in the storage space in the next few weeks.

 

Your right just came from Super Talents web site!  http://www.supertalent.com/home/press_release.php

Also this

Super Talent Develops 2048 GB PCIe RAID SSD with 1.3 GB/sec Throughput

New Drive Promises Outstanding Performance, IOPS, and Reliable Storage for Enterprise Servers, Workstations, and Gamers

San Jose, California – April 1, 2009 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced its patented RAIDDrive™, which dramatically increases the performance and slot capacity of PCI Express-based storage solution. The new RAIDDrive is the market’s largest and most innovative server-based solid-state storage solution, and an extension of its patented technology from the RAIDSSD™ product lines.

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. The RAIDDrives connect through a PCIe Gen. 2.0 x8 interface and are capable of delivering sequential Read speeds of up to 1.2GB/s, sequential Write speeds of up to 1.3GB/s. More performance details will be unveiled in June. As an optional feature users will be able to configure the drives with an internal RAID5 capability to deliver an extra level of data protection for mission critical applications.

 

SuperTalent is releasing three families of RAIDDrives with features optimized for different market segments:

· RAIDDrive ES - Enterprise Servers performing compute intensive applications such as database transaction processing, business intelligence, and virtualization.

· RAIDDrive WS - Workstation users performing tasks including animation, video editing, oil and gas exploration, CAD/EDA simulation, and scientific computing,

· RAIDDrive GS - Gamers looking to supercharge their IO Subsystem

Super Talent has been pioneering the development of RAIDed SSDs with multiple patents granted since 2003 and has been shipping SSDs with internal RAID structures in the RAIDSSD product lines for many years. SuperTalent’s existing, RAIDSSD product lines utilizing SuperTalent’s unique patented RAID structure consist of:

· DuraDrive ET - High Performance IDE/PATA interface RAIDSSD 16-256GB, I-temp option available, 2.5" or 3.5"

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· DuraDrive AT - High Performance SATA interface RAIDSSD 16-256GB I-temp option available, 2.5" or 3.5"

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· MasterDrive RX – Extreme Performance SATA interface RAIDSSD 128-512GB, 2.5" or 3.5"

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According to CH Lee, COO of Super Talent, "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."

About Super Talent Technology

Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures a full range of DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 memory modules and Flash based storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO 9001 certified company, Super Talent utilizes its state-of-the-art factories and leading-edge components to produce award winning products with outstanding reliability. Super Talent is an active member of the JEDEC and ONFI standards bodies. With over 250 patents, the company was ranked 38th in the 2008 Wall Street Journal’s Patent Scorecard™ for the IT industry.Images</P

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It says March 31st but then when you open it it says April 1st... Still sounds suspicious... I won't believe it til tomorrow. lol

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OK, a few things stick out to me with this thing...

1. It's a render...

2. I doubt they would name it something like "RADDrive" That would just be to confusing to the general public.

3. The size... for having "Upwards of 2TB" of flash... it's not very big. Look at how HUGE the OCZ Z Drive is The 640GB Fusion-io drive is about this size and it is jam-packed full of chips, let alone a battery backup.

4. No where on their website does it list any other information about this.

5. I doubt anyone would release serious information about a serious new product on April 1st... it wouldn't be a good buisiness move. Most people will dismiss it and move on with their life and it will be forgotten about until it's released.

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ALSO Nand flash is Non-volatile memory... why would it even NEED a battery backup? That makes no sense... if Power goes out, it will retain the information... if only the SSD has power then.. it would be usless anyway because you wouldn't be able to access it with the rest of the system not having power.

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acarzt, The battery backup requirement is easy. In the event of power loss, you'll have power stability for cached writes and no data loss.

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Yea, I did think of this... But I was too busy proving my point lol I didn't want to say something to hurt my case lol It probably is (going to be) real. The Fusion-io one is faster, but with less storage. The OCZ is slower with more storage, and this one fits right in the middle.

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And we've talked to ST already and it's very real. :)

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Soo...what you're saying Dave and marco is that its fake...haha

I definitely want to get my little paws on something like this for sure!!

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I don't know If I believe this or not. However, if this is real I think it is a awesome step on the SSD front, not  to mention the storage front all together. In gact if something like this at this size level and a decent (decent for SSD here) was released of course all the competitiors would jump on it and make it a price war. Then hopefully by the end of the year we would have decent size somewhat affordable very fast storage. Of course it is April fools day so it's probably fake.

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the name is so obvious.. woudlnt it be unusual to name such a drive like that.. hope they come up with a good name of this device..

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Soooo... was it real?

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Yes, it's real. We have confirmation.

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