PhotoFast G-Monster-Promise SSD Offers 1000MB/s

PhotoFast G-Monster-Promise SSD Offers 1000MB/s

Enthusiasts and power users will want to pay attention to this: PhotoFast announced its fastest solid state disk to date. Reportedly, the new G-Monster-Promise SSD can reach speeds up to 1000MB/s. The drive connects to an x8 PCI-Express slot and comes in capacities of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.

The drive supports MLC flash and features a ECC DDRII and 256MB of SDRAM memory for local cache. PhotoFast bills the new SSD as ideal for high-end digital and video editing as well as for a high-capacity data server. With super-fast read and write speeds of 1000MB/s and 100 MB/s respectively, the G-Monster-Promise SSD is three to five times faster than standard SATA solutions thanks to the PCI-e connection. 


PhotoFast says the device has a MTBF of around 2,500,000 hours and data retention of five years. The first batch of G-Monster-Promise SSDs is expected in Japan by mid-May. The 128GB model is expected to sell for the equivalent of $1,600, the 512GB model for $2,000 and the 1TB model for $4,500.


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ugly thing. I can't wait until this is the norm. I feel it coming sooner than later.

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Personally i'm not a fan of all this expansion slot style storage solutions. If this becomes the norm and things keep up like this.. they're gonna have to introduce a new MB standard, because between SLI, and these things there just will not be enough space. I think they should drop SATA as a standard and start using PCI technology, but develop a frendlier connector for HDDs. PCIe 1x can hit 500MB/s which is twice what Sata II(3.0Gb/s) can do. PCIe 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x just increase that bandwidth even more. But anyway.... I don't want massive devices like this in my PC lol We're gonna end up back in the days when a computer filled a room lol Technology is supposed to get smaller, not bigger :-P

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I am def likeing the concept. I think this may be the largest and fastest form of storage to hit the market. The price tag is ridiculous but as this type of tech becomes more and more of a standard the sizes should shrink and so should the prices. But I agree that something has to be done for a better solution then to keep craming all these expansion cards in. It won't be long and we'll have to use some kind of riser card to put all these pci devices in our pc's.

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