Tuesday, May 5th 2009

Photofast Ready with 1000 MB/s PCI-E SSD

Recently there has been a boom in production of PCI-Express SSD cards. The cards offer fast storage by coupling arrays of SSDs across dedicated storage controllers to achieve high bandwidths. With market-heavyweights such as OCZ in the ring, this little class of storage products is here to stay. Fresh out with its first G-Monster PCI-E SSD that offers godly read/write speeds of 750/700 MB/s, Photofast is looking to push the bandwidth envelope with the G-Monster Promise. This SSD card "promises" bandwidth that scrapes the 1 GB/s mark, a significant milestone for fixed-storage.

The 3+ slot monstrosity packs 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, or even 1 TB of data. It uses MLC NAND-flash chips, along with a storage controller that has 256 MB of dedicated ECC DDR2 memory. The controller uses PCI-Express x8 to connect to its host. The device assures 2.5 million hours of MTBF, and read/write speeds of 1000 MB/s. All of this comes at a price, US $1616 for the 128 GB variant, $2002 for 256 GB, $3015 for 512 GB, and $4534 for 1 TB, in Japan, where it will start selling later this month.


Source: TechConnect Magazine
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38 Comments on Photofast Ready with 1000 MB/s PCI-E SSD

#1
oli_ramsay
Damn though, I'd love1 of those :eek:
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#2
h3llb3nd4
$4534 for 1 Tb:eek:
and what's with the funny design?
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#3
punani
Holy sheeeet :twitch:
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#4
Jizzler
Oh yeah, I've love to lose three slots for 128GB... ;)

I'm glad we have another company following "slot based storage", though for the time being, I'd lean towards a nice RAID controller and SSD's. Or I've seen 600MB/s move through an ICH10R, if you want to save money and use onboard.
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#5
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: h3llb3nd4
$4534 for 1 Tb:eek:
and what's with the funny design?
its ribbed for (someones?) pleasure :)
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#6
laszlo
i buy 4 .... in my next life
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#7
n-ster
So the same thing yesterday... indeed it seems godly, but it's like a vertex... putting many cheap SSDs in RAID 0
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#8
h3llb3nd4
What?! you call vertexes cheap:eek:?
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#9
n-ster
No Vertex is awesome... just that it has 2 cheap SSDs in RAID 0 in them... hence when you do 2 Vertexes in RAID 0 you get 400MB/s average :D
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#10
h3llb3nd4
And 2 intel M25-Xs in RAID0 will pwn any other SSD:rockout:
and youre on a posting spree N-ster!:toast:
aren't you supposed to be studying?
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#11
LoneEagle70
That not for regular (poor) user. This is not expensive for a company that need high speed disk.

We built last year a server for a database and web application with 4 OCZ SLC in Raid-5.

by: h3llb3nd4
$4534 for 1 Tb:eek:
and what's with the funny design?
It's probably for the airflow.
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#12
n-ster
Yes I am... but I prefer studying rigs :D
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#14
n-ster
Lol yea that is a good name... I will be study for an 1hour :( posting spree pause :cry:
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#15
BazookaJoe
That's fast... Is there a sticker design comp to win one anywhere?

URL pls mods?
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#16
adrianx
4 ssd of 256gb.... and one big raid controller on sata 2 :)

= less that 2500$ :)
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#17
alexp999
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by: h3llb3nd4
And 2 intel M25-Xs in RAID0 will pwn any other SSD:rockout:
and youre on a posting spree N-ster!:toast:
aren't you supposed to be studing?
I assume you meant studying, unless N-ster has started selling himself now.
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#18
n-ster
studing means selling? :eek: man my vocab must be bad...

Yea I'm in pre-Finals week aka projects, tests and study week xD

Now, how much am I worth? :D NO LESS THEN A DUAL LGA 1366 RIG I HOPE !!!
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#19
alexp999
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You know what a stud is right?
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#20
n-ster
I live in a french speaking province :( I do not have much of a vocab in english anymore
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#21
h3llb3nd4
OMG!?! stupid typo!!*bang,.. crash... click click! taptaptap*
right fixed:D
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#22
alexp999
Staff
Depends on the context you use it, originally a stud is a male animal kept for breeding. In a more slang use, its a guy who gets all the girls.

What a way to go off topic tho.

I really dont get the bent bit at the back, and it has air vents like a graphics card! :eek:
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#23
n-ster
by: h3llb3nd4
OMG!?! stupid typo!!*bang,.. crash... click click! taptaptap*
right fixed:D
Too late...EDIT: the girls stole me :(

to stay on topic I will say... how will it look beside a GTX 295?
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#24
Polarman
4534$ for 1 TB
Holy bejezus!

I'd rather put that kind of cash to pay my mortgage faster.
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#25
Selene
I wounder how many years till there less then $100.00
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