Tuesday, August 11th 2020

TEVET and RADX Introduce New Trifecta-SSD 32 and 64 TB Single-Slot, COTS PXIe SSD RAID Modules

TEVET, a premium test and measurement (T&M) supplier and RADX Technologies, an industry leading developer of modular, COTS, T&M solutions, today announced new 32 and 64 TB Trifecta-SSD COTS PXIe SSD RAID modules. The new models are the first NVMe SSD RAID modules supporting up to 7 GB/sec sequential read/write performance and up to 64 TB in a single PXIe hybrid or CPCIe slot. Manufactured in the USA by RADX and distributed exclusively by TEVET, Trifecta-SSD modules are available in 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 TB capacities, with pricing that is typically over 2x more cost effective than other SSD RAID modules.
The new modules bring dramatically increased storage capabilities to PXIe-based systems for wideband single- and multi-channel T&M applications where high-fidelity signal recording and playback provide essential design, validation, and verification capabilities, including:
  • Advanced WiFi, 4G, and 5G MIMO silicon and systems
  • Phased-array RADAR
  • Electronic Warfare (EW)
  • Autonomous vehicle sensor processing systems
New benchmarks for capacity, performance, and price in PXIe SSD RAID modules
A high-fidelity 1 GHz RF signal results in 5 GB/sec or about 18 TB of data per hour. Historically, this level of data capacity and bandwidth required an external RAID system, adding cost and complexity while increasing T&M system size, weight and power (SWaP).

The new Trifecta-SSD models store up to 64 TB in a single-slot PXIe module - which reduces SWaP and which can easily be removed and secured for classified applications. Trifecta-SSD modules typically save users up to 200% in price per TB when compared to external RAID subsystems or other SSD RAID modules.

In addition, Trifecta-SSD 32 and 64 TB modules feature a unique 8-SSD architecture, which eliminates the "glitches" and performance degradation during sustained sequential write operations exhibited by 4-SSD RAID modules that rely on NVMe SSD write caches for enhanced sequential write performance.

"Trifecta-SSD provides an effective and scalable solution for implementing new PXIe-based systems or upgrading existing systems with RAID subsystems facing obsolescence," said Ross Q. Smith, CEO and co-founder of RADX. "Trifecta-SSD is the only single-slot SSD RAID solution that scales to 64 TB per slot and can truly replace external RAID solutions without compromising performance or capacity."

TEVET customers gain a distinct competitive advantage
TEVET is committed to procuring complete, reliable solutions for customers quickly and efficiently. By partnering with leading industry instrumentation developers like RADX, TEVET can help engineers using PXIe solutions for collecting and analyzing wideband signals.

"Our customers work with demanding, mission-critical applications, and need readily-available, reliable, streamlined technology," said Tracy Solomon, CEO of TEVET. "With Trifecta-SSD, customers now can record 16 times more data."

Pricing and availability
Pricing for the Trifecta-SSD PXIe-8M.2F-32 32 TB PXIe SSD RAID modules begins at $21,999 with Extended Endurance 32 TB Modules at $24,999 and 64 TB Modules at $34,999.

Trifecta-SSD modules are typically available with 30-day lead time.
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20 Comments on TEVET and RADX Introduce New Trifecta-SSD 32 and 64 TB Single-Slot, COTS PXIe SSD RAID Modules

#1
PowerPC
That's pretty awesome, but why so expensive...
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Blue4130
PowerPC
That's pretty awesome, but why so expensive...
Because it's enterprise, not consumer. Everything enterprise is $$$
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#4
JAB Creations
WIFI signal is even more potent when data is being transmitted so this insane level of data transfer ... just no. Be a real man and use cables.
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#5
ExcuseMeWtf
PowerPC
That's pretty awesome, but why so expensive...
If you complain about price of this, you're definitely NOT the target audience for it.
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#6
bonehead123
But..

But....

But........

Can it run Crysis (@1.5729 gazillion FPS) ??????

hahaha, sorry, couldn't resist :roll:
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#7
PowerPC
ExcuseMeWtf
If you complain about price of this, you're definitely NOT the target audience for it.
Yea, but it should be like $100. Theoretically, the cost of making this is probably pennies. And I know about the research costs... Still, it's a RAID controller. Nothing new, really.
Blue4130
Because it's enterprise, not consumer. Everything enterprise is $$$
Normal consumers would benefit from this in their PC just as much as enterprise consumers would. I don't want RAID to be this unaffordable. It should be standard on every PC to have RAID level data security, at least RAID 1.
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#8
kapone32
PowerPC
Yea, but it should be like $100. Theoretically, the cost of making this is probably pennies. And I know about the research costs... Still, it's a RAID controller. Nothing new, really.


Normal consumers would benefit from this in their PC just as much as enterprise consumers would. I don't want RAID to be this unaffordable. It should be standard on every PC to have RAID level data security, at least RAID 1.
You can already do this. (though not 64 TB) Asus has 2 NVME 4x RAID cards PCIe 3.0 and 4.0. If you used 4 Sabrent 8 TB NVME drives with one of those it would cost about $9000 (Canadian) to have a 32TB RAID card.
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#9
claes
PowerPC
Yea, but it should be like $100. Theoretically, the cost of making this is probably pennies. And I know about the research costs... Still, it's a RAID controller. Nothing new, really.


Normal consumers would benefit from this in their PC just as much as enterprise consumers would. I don't want RAID to be this unaffordable. It should be standard on every PC to have RAID level data security, at least RAID 1.
SATA != PCIe.

There is no real world application where a prosumer or enthusiast would really benefit from this over a single PCIe device.
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#10
kapone32
claes
SATA != PCIe.

There is no real world application where a prosumer or enthusiast would really benefit from this over a single PCIe device.
Compiling, encoding, video production.
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#11
Blue4130
PowerPC
Yea, but it should be like $100. Theoretically, the cost of making this is probably pennies. And I know about the research costs... Still, it's a RAID controller. Nothing new, really.


Normal consumers would benefit from this in their PC just as much as enterprise consumers would. I don't want RAID to be this unaffordable. It should be standard on every PC to have RAID level data security, at least RAID 1.
There are plenty of ways of doing raid for consumers already.
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#12
PowerPC
Blue4130
There are plenty of ways of doing raid for consumers already.
Yea, but only with spinning rust drives.
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#13
ExcuseMeWtf
PowerPC
Yea, but only with spinning rust drives.
Huh?

People have been doing RAID setups with SSDs for years. Even using integrated mobo controllers.
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#14
kapone32
PowerPC
Yea, but only with spinning rust drives.
I guess you did not read my reply I already have this setup with different hardware but as I said before with 8 TB consumer drives from Sabrent in the market you can build a 32TB array.
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#15
PowerPC
ExcuseMeWtf
Huh?

People have been doing RAID setups with SSDs for years. Even using integrated mobo controllers.
I know you can. But RAID boxes or whatever you call them are still always made for spinning drives. I know you can put SSDs in there.
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#16
claes
kapone32
Compiling, encoding, video production.
Sure... but you missed my point.

a) this is not equivalent to SATA RAID, which has much lower throughput, and is an emerging technology that requires standardization for professional use, and

b) prosumers and enthusiasts, like the ones @PowerPC mentions, won’t see any real benefit, which was the point of my comment (most users “compiling” and “encoding” and editing videos are CPU/GPU limited anyway).

Still, I agree — it would be exciting to see a “RAID” or equivalent standard for high throughout PCIe devices. Professionals (AI, cloud) are in need.
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#17
Blue4130
PowerPC
Yea, but only with spinning rust drives.
I think you should read current tech. There are plenty ssd only raid solutions.
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#18
PowerPC
Blue4130
I think you should read current tech. There are plenty ssd only raid solutions.
Read tech? I searched for a pure 2,5" RAID solution for 2-4 drives. Couldn't find even one. If you could point me to one for 300$ or cheaper, that would be great.
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#19
Blue4130
2.5? So sata or sas, not nvme? Do software raid and use the mobo sata connector, if you don't have enough, then get a hba. Hardware raid has enough potential downsides that software raid is the way to go.
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#20
claes
More, if you want the performance gained from a dedicated controller, you can easily get a used PERC or LSI card for <$100 — you’re losing is TRIM. Just leave 20% as free space as free space and the drives will take care of themselves.

You could also go the ZFS route if TRIM is a concern.
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