Wednesday, September 4th 2013

KingSpec 2.5 GB/s PCIe SSD Detailed

In the swarming SSD market, what better way to blast your way from obscurity to worldwide attention, than launching a ludicrously fast SSD? KingSpec unveiled the MC2J677M1T, a PCI-Express SSD that's tested to be capable of sequential speeds as high as 2.5 GB/s (gigabytes per second). Pictured below, the drive is an almost full-height add-on card with PCI-Express 2.0 x8 bus interface. The card seats a high performance SATA 6 Gb/s RAID controller by LSI (under that fan-heatsink), which is wired to eight mSATA 6 Gb/s ports, holding the eight sub-units.

The eight mSATA SSD sub-units on the MC2J677M1T each hold 120 GB of data (totaling 960 GB). Each sub-unit runs a JMicron-made controller, Intel-made MLC NAND flash, and Nanya-made DRAM cache. The LSI RAID controller is designed to be plug-and-play, i.e., the drive is bootable, and you won't need an F6 driver during Windows installation to detect the drive. A quick ATTO benchmark run by TheSSDReview, which has one of these drives, yielded sequential read speeds well past 2,500 MB/s.
Source: TheSSDReview
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12 Comments on KingSpec 2.5 GB/s PCIe SSD Detailed

#1
EpicShweetness
That's fast but I bet it will be hella expensive and 960GB is only common for capacity in rotary land. More then anything I want the capacity of theses things to go up, if I saw a 2.5TB SSD instead of 2.5GB/s I would actually be more impressed
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a_ump
i'm guessing this could only help like top level industry and rendering? i'm not too keen on what great SSD/HDD are for lol
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#3
Supercrit
EpicShweetnessThat's fast but I bet it will be hella expensive and 960GB is only common for capacity in rotary land. More then anything I want the capacity of theses things to go up, if I saw a 2.5TB SSD instead of 2.5GB/s I would actually be more impressed
I don't know how many arms, legs and kidneys need to be sold to afford one like that.
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#4
mr2009
so is the msata interchangeable? can we change to even bigger capacity in the future? i would imagine 256GBx8=~2TB....
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#5
silapakorn
In about 10 years we all will be laughing at the speed and price of this kind of product.
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
silapakornIn about 10 years we all will be laughing at the speed and price of this kind of product.
That's a mediocratic/unthusiast argument. "Everything high-end today will be mediocre tomorrow, so let's all be mediocre today."
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#7
Prima.Vera
Good news is that the tech is here. Give it like 5-6 years and this SSD will cost as much as an 1TB HDD right now. Patience is a virtue. ;) :D
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#8
ensabrenoir
.....anyone unimpressed by this must surrender or shred their enthusiast card immediately
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#9
EarthDog
4k writes are deplorable... Wow. The vector I have hits almost 300MB at 4K writes.
ensabrenoir.....anyone unimpressed by this must surrender or shred their enthusiast card immediately
Or perhaps just gain more knowledge on the subject...
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#10
Fx
KingSpec is more than welcome to send one of these to me for "testing" purposes.
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#11
linoliveira
I was impressed with Fusion-IO when they showcased this beast last year bragging about their 1 million IOPS.

EDIT: the priceis also ridiculous -> 100k for the 5TB model and 130k for the 10TB one :eek:
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#12
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
Ridiculously fast, but it must be ridiculously expensive... I'd like to see this in double capacity too, would be a niiiice ~2tb drive to pop in!
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