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

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    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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    It it will only cost......100.....million dollars.

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    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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    this is for globally networked servers, not home users...
     
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    It is also a SSD not a graphics card so no Crysis.
     
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    I just sticky-ed my pants....

    "It cost four hundred thousand dollars to use this card... for twelve seconds"
     
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    I didn't understand why this part of the card...:

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

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    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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    OMG UR RIGHT, ITS A TARP :D

    ..before i get corrected, i know trap is spelt wrong :p
     
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    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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    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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    I want this thing. Baaaadly.
     
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    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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    I wonder what's approx Windows 7 load time?
     
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    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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    what load time?
     
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    says the price and the best use. but anybody can use it.
     
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    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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