Tuesday, November 16th 2010

LSI Announces WarpDrive SLP-300 Enterprise PCI-E SSD

LSI announced a new high-end enterprise solid state drive (SSD) best suited for heavy-duty database operations. The WarpDrive SLP-300 from LSI is a PCI-Express x8 addon card that is driven by LSI's SAS2008 controller. A number of SandForce-driven SSD modules bearing single-level cell 30 nm-class NAND flash chips provide storage of 300 GB, latency of under 50 μs, capability of 240,000 IOPS for 4K reads, and 200,000 IOPS for 4K writes, and data-rates of 1,400 MB/s read and 1,200 MB/s write. The drive has a MTBF of 2 million hours. Backed by a 3-year warranty, the LSI WarpDrive SLP-300 will be priced at US $11,500 when it releases to market on 29th November.


Source: TechConnect Magazine
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13 Comments on LSI Announces WarpDrive SLP-300 Enterprise PCI-E SSD

#1
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
That 2 million hour MTBF sounds legit. This could so last for 83333 days.

Those speeds are insane to say the least, but charging 10x the prices for them? Meh.
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#2
Jizzler
^ OCZ has the Revodrive for us :)

For where it's going, $11.5K is a pretty good price. That would only buy ya 35-40 15K mechanical drives, not counting the housing, cooling, U space. Perf-wise, this would murder 40 short-stroked 15K's.
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#3
Aleksander
What has that to do with people like us?
11500$ means buying a very good car btw...
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#4
techtard
People like us aren't the target audience for a product like this. Big business with big budgets are.
$ 11,000 for massive performance, coupled with reduced space and cooling requirements is a big deal for the businesses that this is aimed at.

Anytime you read the words "Enterprise Class" in a subject, get ready for a price that is out of most desktop users budgets.
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#5
D4S4
i think warpdrive is a very suitable name for it.
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#6
bear jesus
Things like this make me wonder how long it will take to saturate a pci-e 2 x16 slot's bandwidth never mind sata 6gb/s or whatever the next sata port will be :laugh:
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#7
Mussels
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by: btarunr
1,400 MB/s read and 1,200 MB/s write.
making caveman grunts right now.


want.


by: bear jesus
Things like this make me wonder how long it will take to saturate a pci-e 2 x16 slot's bandwidth never mind sata 6gb/s or whatever the next sata port will be :laugh:
at this rate, sata might disappear for hard drives - straigjht into PCI-E slots.
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#8

1.4GB/s ?!?! That can be right...:wtf:
#9
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Mussels

at this rate, sata might disappear for hard drives - straigjht into PCI-E slots.
They'll be with us for some time more though. There will be a whole bunch of years before SSD's will reach the capacity and price mechanical drives has.

by: D4S4
i think warpdrive is a very suitable name for it.
That was my initial thought as well. ^^
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: TAViX
1.4GB/s ?!?! That can be right...:wtf:
Yes, 1400 megaBYTE per second.
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#11
Mussels
Moderprator
by: TAViX
1.4GB/s ?!?! That can be right...:wtf:
of course it can be.
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#12
Jizzler
From another angle:



- Six modules.

- Is bootable.

- 24w max draw.
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#13
kingvjack
by: Jizzler
From another angle:

http://theburnerishot.com/photo/WarpDrive-SLP-300.jpg

- Six modules.

- Is bootable.

- 24w max draw.
Thats a good pic...
Yes, its 6 modules, and its far less that 25watts...

25 watts is the max allowed by the PCIe spec... so thats what the white papers say :)
I bet its about 12.... But I wouldn't know.
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