Thursday, October 7th 2010

OWC Readies SF-2000 Based Mercury Extreme PCI-Express SSDs

Following today's launch of the SandForce SF-2000 series SATA/SAS 6 Gb/s SSD processors, Other World Computing (OWC) announced its first enterprise-grade Mercury Extreme PCI-Express SSDs making use of these controllers. The first products in the company's next-generation Mercury Extreme lineup will start shipping early next year. These include a PCI-Express x16 card with eight SF-2000 series-driven SSDs in an internal RAID, totaling 3.2 TB in capacity, 4,000 MB/s sequential read, and up to 480,000 IOPS. A PCI-Express x8 model is also in the works, perhaps with lesser number of internal SSDs. There's scope for enterprise-grade features making use of SF-2000 series feature-set. SF-2000 series controllers enable features such as native 256-bit AES data encryption, and native command queuing with 32 concurrent operations. Applications of OWC's SSDs include I/O intensive enterprise servers, storage arrays, and high-end workstations in the financial, telecom, web/mail, gaming, public security, retail, and professional media creation/editing industries, according to the company.

Source: Legit Reviews
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31 Comments on OWC Readies SF-2000 Based Mercury Extreme PCI-Express SSDs

#1
KaelMaelstrom
4000 Frickin MB/s :eek: thats frickin crazy man. what kind of SSDs are they making now these days??? :rockout::rockout::rockout:
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#3
TheLaughingMan
It it will only cost......100.....million dollars.

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#5
araditus
3.2 TB = 3200 gb x avg of 2.15$/gb = 6880$, but hey i think that is even too cheap, we might be looking at a 10k$ card right there, but at least you can play crysis amirite?!
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#7
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: araditus
3.2 TB = 3200 gb x avg of 2.15$/gb = 6880$, but hey i think that is even too cheap, we might be looking at a 10k$ card right there, but at least you can play crysis amirite?!
this is for globally networked servers, not home users...
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#8
TheLaughingMan
by: araditus
3.2 TB = 3200 gb x avg of 2.15$/gb = 6880$, but hey i think that is even too cheap, we might be looking at a 10k$ card right there, but at least you can play crysis amirite?!
It is also a SSD not a graphics card so no Crysis.
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#9
AndreiD
I just sticky-ed my pants....

"It cost four hundred thousand dollars to use this card... for twelve seconds"
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I didn't understand why this part of the card...:



...bears an uncanny resemblence to the 8800 GT:



With the shroud's color changed, of course. Look at the part of this SSD, you'll see the DVI port's EMI shield sticking out. What's that doing on an SSD?
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#11
Jarman
OMG UR RIGHT, ITS A TARP :D

..before i get corrected, i know trap is spelt wrong :P
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#13
Jizzler
by: Easy Rhino
this is for globally networked servers, not home users...
Yeah, like that makes us want it any less ;)

There's only rule: do I have the money for one?

/me checks last nights lottery numbers.

No I do not.... any one selling the Revodrive R2 yet? :D
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#14
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Jizzler
Yeah, like that makes us want it any less ;)

There's only rule: do I have the money for one?

/me checks last nights lottery numbers.

No I do not.... any one selling the Revodrive R2 yet? :D
hehe. if i could afford something like this i would definitely get it. of course, if i had that kind of money laying around i would spend a few months in spain but whatevs.
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#16
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
4,000 MB/s sequential read
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#17
TheLaughingMan
by: btarunr
I didn't understand why this part of the card...:

http://img.techpowerup.org/101007/bta9473.jpg

...bears an uncanny resemblence to the 8800 GT:

http://images.nvidia.com/products/geforce_8800gt/product_shot_med_1.png

With the shroud's color changed, of course. Look at the part of this SSD, you'll see the DVI port's EMI shield sticking out. What's that doing on an SSD?
Anyone in their right mind would drop 1 GPU for this. Unless it is one of those its really a 4x but we just put the 16x slot on their to mess with people. In this case, that may actually affect performance.
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#19
Rebelstar
I wonder what's approx Windows 7 load time?
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#20
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Man I want this too especially for 7k. Can you imagine your computer will turn on AFTER your drives load everything up lol.
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#21
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Rebelstar
I wonder what's approx Windows 7 load time?
what load time?
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#22
Wile E
Power User
by: Easy Rhino
this is for globally networked servers, not home users...
Says who?
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#23
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Wile E
Says who?
says the price and the best use. but anybody can use it.
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#24
Dimi
Applications of OWC's SSDs include I/O intensive enterprise servers, storage arrays, and high-end workstations in the financial, telecom, web/mail, gaming, public security, retail, and professional media creation/editing industries, according to the company.

I like the bold part best :p

Imagine having a NAS with 5 of these! One would need 100gb/s network cables!

Ps: I wonder how long crysis loads on one of these babies.
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