Wednesday, May 30th 2012

Biwin Announces World's First 10-Channel SATA III SSDs

Biwin, an industry leader in flash storage products, today announced the world's first 10-channel 2.5-inch SATA III (6 Gbits/sec) SSD, the enterprise class NuvoDrive NX, offered in 80 GB, 160 GB and 300 GB capacities.

Virtually all current SATA III SSDs have 4- or 8-channel controllers. The NuvoDrive NX's is based on an advanced new 10-channel controller that alleviates the issue of flash bandwidth on the SATA III bus for high speed sequential transfers. The 10-channel controller also, for the first time, makes popular 80 GB, 160 GB and 300 GB capacities available in a SATA III SSD.

NuvoDrive NX features a large 256 MB DRAM cache to dramatically accelerate random write performance. NuvoDrive NX will deliver up to 80,000 4K random write IOPS for both compressible and incompressible data types. It supports sequential read and write speeds upwards of 500 MB/sec.

NuvoDrive NX SSDs are equipped with all the latest endurance, reliability and security features including: BCH ECC built in, global wear leveling, AES 128 and 256 encryption, native TRIM support, and support for SMART commands. NuvoDrive NX is sampling now to OEMs, and will be in mass production in Q3. Biwin will showcase a working demo system with the NuvoDrive NX at Computex Taipei, June 5-9 in Nangang Hall booth # J1218.

Supporting Quote
"The Biwin NuvoDrive NX offers superior write speed compared to existing SATA III SSDs. Its advantage increases in small block random writes. And it beats competing SSDs hands down in 4K random write operations for incompressible data. Technology innovations like the 10-channel controller architecture and beefy DRAM cache make this performance possible." - Joe James, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Biwin America.
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3 Comments on Biwin Announces World's First 10-Channel SATA III SSDs

/me throws old 8-channel SSD in trash.
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TheMailMan78 said:
Do I need this?
If you have to ask... then absolutely!
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