Wednesday, December 23rd 2009

InnoDisk Intros Matador II Series PCI-Express SSDs

Taiwan-based company InnoDisk announced the Matador II series of PCI-Express solid-state drives. Suited for enterprise applications, the Matador II delivers read speeds of 800 MB/s with write speeds of 600 MB/s. A PCI-Express x8 interface is used to connect to the system, providing the necessary interface bandwidth. Storage capacities on offer range from 128 GB to 2 TB. The company hopes to sell as many as a million units next year, though pricing for these hasn't surfaced as yet.

Source: XARD.ru
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24 Comments on InnoDisk Intros Matador II Series PCI-Express SSDs

#1
theubersmurf
that picture looks like a pci-e x4 interface.
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#2

800MB/s read and 600MB/s write :eek: Damn I want 2 now :respect::respect::rockout:

I havent heard of Innodisk before I wonder if they are part of the same company as Inno3d, InnoVision, there grahics cards were always good and fairly well priced, though I havent seen/heard much of them in the gpu market recently
#5
LoneEagle70
They think they will sold millions of it? The price won't be cheap. Can you boot from it?
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I hope you can boot from it, but the writes are ridiculous, seriously, install windows in like 20 seconds
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#7
DaJMasta
by: WarEagleAU
I hope you can boot from it, but the writes are ridiculous, seriously, install windows in like 20 seconds
Only if the windows installer image is on the drive already :p A big limitation for installing windows 7 is the DVD read speed.




Hopefully if they intend to sell millions, they expect that the price is low enough for that to be realistic.
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#8
dr emulator (madmax)
:respect:that is one texcy gadget i want one even though i haven't got a pci express motherboard yet:D
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#9

These are enterprise class drives, as such, dont expect to afford one, starting from 128gb to 2tb, the prices are going to be ridiculous
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#10
my_name_is_earl
Great, just bought a fast ssd and this makes me feel obsolete. :nutkick:
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#11
DaJMasta
by: InTeL-iNsIdE
These are enterprise class drives, as such, dont expect to afford one, starting from 128gb to 2tb, the prices are going to be ridiculous
While I agree about the prices.... aside from the performance what makes you think it's enterprise class? Nothing in the press release talks about ECC, extended tech support, server performance, IOPS, or any of the things you'd see with enterprise class marketing, and the cover is certainly less-than-utilitarian.
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: DaJMasta
While I agree about the prices.... aside from the performance what makes you think it's enterprise class? Nothing in the press release talks about ECC, extended tech support, server performance, IOPS, or any of the things you'd see with enterprise class marketing, and the cover is certainly less-than-utilitarian.
Also the lack of expandability, also reliability is a factor, as this will assuredly be MLC, which has a shorter life span and less reliability than mechanical enterprise options. Speed is not the only concern for enterprise hardware, reliability is the #1 concern. Also 2 tb of super speedy storage isn't worth shit if it won't last the same amount of time as 300 gigs of mechanical storage that will cost 10-15 x less than this. Also if it's not bootable, who really cares.
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#13
sethk
I'm not sure I would agree that it will assuredly be MLC - that would be a strange thing if they really are targeting enterprise applications as they claim. An enterprise-focused SSD requires SLC.
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#14
Jizzler
Just hit up the links posted earlier, SLC and MLC models.

LOL, the use of the word "enterprise" in PR releases is to sell units to SMB's ;)
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: sethk
I'm not sure I would agree that it will assuredly be MLC - that would be a strange thing if they really are targeting enterprise applications as they claim. An enterprise-focused SSD requires SLC.
2 TB of SLC would cost an astronomical amount! seeing as how the 60 gig SLC Intel SSD costs about 5-600 dollars. so a 128 or so gig would cost about 1300 or more. So 2 TB would cost like 10,000 or more and be impossible to fit in this form factor. Their claiming that this will be a low cost solution, makes SLC impossible. The word enterprise is purely marketing based to help a no name company establish market share. More over ask any industry pro, they will not use SSD because the cost is too high and the reliability is not there. Why pay thousands for SSD storage when 3-4 SAS drives will do the same job at half the cost, and you can actually afford to have hot spares.
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#16
sethk
SLC costs a little over 2x MLC. And enterprises can pay 2x what consumers can.
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: sethk
SLC costs a little over 2x MLC. And enterprises can pay 2x what consumers can.
Can or can't is a pointless argument. It's not about that, it's about the fact this isn't worth a damn to anyone interested in "enterprise" hardware.

Intel X25-E Extreme SSDSA2SH064G1 2.5" 64GB = $800 USD

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M080G2R5 2.5" 80GB = $300 USD

That's 2.5 x the cost for less space.

Fujitsu MBA3300RC 300GB 15000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial Attached SCSI = $300 USD

Just as fast as SSD at a fraction of the cost, and more reliability and space.

As well as the fact few if anyone looking for "enterprise" hardware will be looking into a no name company from Russia. As well as the complete lack of expandability, you get maybe 1 of these 2 if your lucky and your mobo supports it, where as you can have a lot more with traditional SAS and SATA options. This whole "enterprise" is just a poor attempt at marketing, and you bought into it.

Sorry fail:nutkick:
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: PP Mguire
Yet you have SSDs :laugh:
What does that matter :ohwell: I'm not arguing if SSD are good or not, I'm stating that this whole "enterprise" argument is shenanigans. Your point seems to be like your intelligence. Non existent.:nutkick:

Seriously what does me using SATA2 SSD in a raid, have to do with a PCI-E SSD ? Christ your dumb.
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#20
PP Mguire
I guess if were playing that game your lack of detecting sarcasm makes your IQ hover around 0 :rolleyes:

Whats with all the new people at this forum flamebating?
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#21
Jarman
geek war, figgghhhhttt!
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#22
TurdFergasun
by: PP Mguire
Whats with all the new people at this forum flamebating?
prol from ppl such as yourself with glen beck's system of reasoning that bring it out in ppl
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#23
sethk
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Can or can't is a pointless argument. It's not about that, it's about the fact this isn't worth a damn to anyone interested in "enterprise" hardware.

Intel X25-E Extreme SSDSA2SH064G1 2.5" 64GB = $800 USD

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M080G2R5 2.5" 80GB = $300 USD

That's 2.5 x the cost for less space.

Fujitsu MBA3300RC 300GB 15000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial Attached SCSI = $300 USD

Just as fast as SSD at a fraction of the cost, and more reliability and space.

As well as the fact few if anyone looking for "enterprise" hardware will be looking into a no name company from Russia. As well as the complete lack of expandability, you get maybe 1 of these 2 if your lucky and your mobo supports it, where as you can have a lot more with traditional SAS and SATA options. This whole "enterprise" is just a poor attempt at marketing, and you bought into it.

Sorry fail:nutkick:
Do you do any work with large enterprises? They actually buy the X25-E instead of the X25-M, as an example. This is first hand experience.

There is a very large market for enterprise drives - do a search right here on techPowerUp and you will see that many large companies (including Seagate) are releasing SLC Enterprise drives before they have any MLC drives available. HP now sells their own brand SSD drives for servers. There are OEM SSD drives incorporated into SANs from the large SAN companies. All SLC, no MLC.

Whether you perceive any benefit or not of SLC over MLC, IT managers apparently do.

Now as for SLC over 15K RPM SAS, in many uses the spinning disk medium is the more appropriate choice, but SLC enterprise drives still have their place, and that place is growing fast.
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#24
Hayder_Master
is this company back to inno3d , and the size up to 2TB cost $$$$
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