Thursday, March 22nd 2012

Extreme SSD Solution Skips SATA III in Favor of PCIe

Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, today announces the new RAIDDrive upStream, a new type of SSD designed for the PCI backplane.

SSD solutions were first introduced as 2.5" SATA replacements for existing Hard Drives. These transitive solutions have clearly demonstrated the benefits of SSD technology we know today. SSDs are faster, use less power, are more rugged and are more reliable than HDDs but the 2.5" form-factor limited their capacity and the SATA interface has again limited the available throughput.


The new RAIDDrive upStream breaks the mold and brings SSD technology directly to the PCIe bus. No longer limited to a 500 GB maximum capacity by the predetermined 2.5" form-factor, upStream can support a full 1 TB of storage. And no longer limited to 550 MB/s by the SATA III bus, upStream delivers up to 1 GB/s of performance. The upStream is a perfect addition to any workstation running a variety of disk intensive applications. It's perfect for Animation, Simulation, CAD and Sorting & Searching large databases. When time is money, upStream quickly pays for itself and in the hands of creative professionals, upStream facilitates the creative process by enabling creative professionals to work fluidly, unencumbered by the long delays that sometimes result from simple commands.

By now, many of you have heard of SandForce, a name synonymous with high performance SATA based SSDs. Now imagine four (4) SandForce SSDs working in conjunction and their combined performance focused solely on your project; that's the upStream advantage. It's four SSDs in a RAID array driven by an LSI RAID controller. Discover how upStream can accelerate your workflow by contacting Super Talent today!

Click here for the RAIDDrive upStream Webpage
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6 Comments on Extreme SSD Solution Skips SATA III in Favor of PCIe

#1
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
i'd like to see these become affordable soon. $500+ is too damn much for any hard drive if you ask me. and i dont think im the only person who feels that way.

i just want a 500mb/s read/write drive thats pcie, black pcb and decent capacity for around $200 or less
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#2
Isenstaedt
Seems like it uses a 4x slot isn't it?
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BeepBeep2
by: Isenstaedt
Seems like it uses a 4x slot isn't it?
It says 8x, and it is half the length of a 16x slot, so you tell me... ;)
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#4
zomg
PCI-E x1 is not enought for SSD ?
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#5
RejZoR
by: Fitseries3
i'd like to see these become affordable soon. $500+ is too damn much for any hard drive if you ask me. and i dont think im the only person who feels that way.

i just want a 500mb/s read/write drive thats pcie, black pcb and decent capacity for around $200 or less
Too expensive indeed. Though, if you earn money with your computer and timing means everything to you, then even 500+ bucks isn't that much if you know that you'll have higher profits because of it. For running home computer, only if you have shitloads of cash and you really don't know how to spend it quickly...
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#6
Jizzler
Maybe they got a good deal on LSI 1064E controllers - it's the reason for the upStream being PCIe 1.0 x8 instead of some other configuration.
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