Tuesday, July 24th 2012

TMS Announces Industry's First Bootable Native PCIe Flash Storage System

Texas Memory Systems, Inc. (TMS), provider of The World's Fastest Storage, today announced that TMS RamSan PCIe storage systems, including RamSan-70 products, are now bootable storage devices. This functionality is provided through a new firmware feature that allows most common servers to load operating systems directly from RamSan PCIe Flash storage systems, without requiring the presence of legacy hard drives or RAID controllers.

Launched in 2011, TMS RamSan-70 products have already been adopted by a broad variety of customers in healthcare, banking, e-commerce, and many other industries. Industry-leading bootability further minimizes complexity in such business-critical systems. Newly bootable RamSan-70 products are available with up to 900 GB of SLC Flash storage capacity and capable of 1.5 million I/Os per second (IOPS), 2.5 GB/s of bandwidth, and 30-60 microsecond latency. Bootability is available with the purchase of all new RamSan-70 PCIe storage systems, or as a firmware update with no hardware replacement necessary for existing RamSan-70 PCIe storage customers.

“Customers have been enjoying industry-leading performance from our PCIe Flash storage systems for over three years, and now with this firmware upgrade, we can allow large-scale customers to simplify and consolidate everything around Flash,” said Dan Scheel, TMS President. “No other native PCIe Flash storage vendor offers this functionality. The ability to boot directly from a PCIe Flash card without resorting to legacy disk interfaces is a game-changing advancement that delivers the best in-server solid state storage experience available on the market today.”

The new functionality supports 64-bit x86-compatible computers that implement Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) 2.1 or later, including most recent servers from all major manufacturers. Supported operating systems include most Linux distributions, with Windows and VMware support expected by the end of the quarter.

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13 Comments on TMS Announces Industry's First Bootable Native PCIe Flash Storage System

#2
robal
Thanks for headsup, btarunr.

by: btarunr
Industry-leading bootability further minimizes complexity in such business-critical systems.
Gotta love marketing BS. This passage could come only from the darkest of the dark marketing holes...

"Industry's First" ?
What about OCZ Revodrive ?

Different industry ? Not server industry ? Not marketing bullshit industry ?
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#3
karlotta
by: robal
Thanks for headsup, btarunr.


Gotta love marketing BS. This passage could come only from the darkest of the dark marketing holes...

"Industry's First" ?
What about OCZ Revodrive ?

Different industry ? Not server industry ? Not marketing bullshit industry ?
They didnt say Industry First... And this is much better than the REVO.
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#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: karlotta
They didnt say Industry First... And this is much better than the REVO.
Read the headline again. :)
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#5
Jizzler
RevoDrive isn't native. The OCZ Z-Drive R5 will be, but doesn't seem to be shipping yet. Since this is an already shipping product from TMS, their claim seems to be true.
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#6
Morgoth
i hope the price is ok..
i realy want to get a pci-e ssd
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#7
Jizzler
by: Morgoth
i hope the price is ok..
i realy want to get a pci-e ssd
Don't know what it costs now, but it was released last year for around $14.5K.
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#8
Morgoth
darn ocz revo pci-e ssd are cheaper..
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#9
techtard
Revodrives are cheaper for a reason.
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#10
eidairaman1
think id add more heatsinks to it including a fan and seal off the SMD wire leads with electrical grade silicon sealant. SLC chips are faster than MLC
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#11
Prima.Vera
I wonder how much is that 450GB version. It would have been ideal for a desktop. Perfect size and ultra speed. 2.5GB/s compared to 500MB/s with SATA drives....DAMN!!!
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by: robal

"Industry's First" ?
What about OCZ Revodrive ?

Different industry ? Not server industry ? Not marketing bullshit industry ?
Industry first PCIe native SSD, not industry first bootable PCIe card. The RevoDrive has the SSD controllers behind a PCIe -> PCI-X bridge, a PCI-X SATA controller, and a SATA RAID controller.

by: Prima.Vera
I wonder how much is that 450GB version. It would have been ideal for a desktop. Perfect size and ultra speed. 2.5GB/s compared to 500MB/s with SATA drives....DAMN!!!
Around $4000-6000. Possibly higher. Remember, this is SLC NAND, so it's going to be substantially more expensive than any MLC solution.
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#13
riffraffy
Wow does this mean that $12 OD should be $1.50 how the heck do they make money?Anyway this one is for Spain they'll go after ssd went Italy is broke.
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