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Photofast Ready with 1000 MB/s PCI-E SSD

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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.

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine
     
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    Damn though, I'd love1 of those :eek:
     
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    $4534 for 1 Tb:eek:
    and what's with the funny design?
     
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    Holy sheeeet :twitch:
     
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    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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    i buy 4 .... in my next life
     
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    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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    What?! you call vertexes cheap:eek:?
     
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    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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    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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    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.

    It's probably for the airflow.
     
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    Yes I am... but I prefer studying rigs :D
     
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    I LOVE that name "Monster Promise" TOP
     
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    Lol yea that is a good name... I will be study for an 1hour :( posting spree pause :cry:
     
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    That's fast... Is there a sticker design comp to win one anywhere?

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

    = less that 2500$ :)
     
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    I assume you meant studying, unless N-ster has started selling himself now.
     
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    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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    You know what a stud is right?
     
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    I live in a french speaking province :( I do not have much of a vocab in english anymore
     
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    OMG!?! stupid typo!!*bang,.. crash... click click! taptaptap*
    right fixed:D
     
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    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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    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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    Holy bejezus!

    I'd rather put that kind of cash to pay my mortgage faster.
     

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