Wednesday, November 14th 2007

SanDisk Offers New Flash-Based PCI-e SSD Accelerator Card

SanDisk Corporation today unveiled a solid-state storage solution that works in conjunction with a PC's hard drive to store and launch the computer's operating system and software applications when needed. The new SanDisk Vaulter Disk, which is a flash-based PCI Express module, tag-teams with your laptop or desktop computers' hard drive to provide enhanced performance and lower load times. Both Vaulter and the hard drive are integrated into the PC and operate simultaneously, while maintaining a low cost per gigabyte. The SanDisk Vaulter Disk will be offered to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) early next year in capacities from 8GB to 16GB.

Source: SanDisk
Add your own comment

12 Comments on SanDisk Offers New Flash-Based PCI-e SSD Accelerator Card

#1
HookeyStreet
Eat, sleep, game!
WOW! That sounds really cool :)
Posted on Reply
#2
OnBoard
It sure does, but is this Vista readyboost feature only, or is there some software that is uses? I'm sure a big % of motherboard owners have at least 1 useless PCI-e 1x slot and this would be real nice to that, if it works that is :) Need to see some benchies and price.

edit: read it once more and seems like it's just a 8 or 16GB SDD hard drive, that happens to be plugged in PCI-e slot? So you'd have to install OS and swap there to see performance gains, but I might be wrong too :)
Posted on Reply
#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
its a shame XP doesnt really support this. otherwise loading games onto this would be pretty awesome!!!
Posted on Reply
#4
turtile
Does anyone know how fast it will be?
Posted on Reply
#5
hacker111
Sandisk

this sounds awsome with 8-16 gigabytes of storage space....sweet:);)
Posted on Reply
#6
selway89
No word on a price though :(
Posted on Reply
#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
loads of OEM companies like DELL that also do laptops are selling this card with their laptops as standard or for a small price....when i heard about this I done a little research & most sites say that there is little or no difference at all depending on the configuration of the Pc/laptop.

the only way you rig will benefit highly from this is if your rig runs 1Gb of ram. if you have 2Gb of ram then the card wont even be working for you 80% of the time & will only kick in under certain conditions but even when it kicks in, any improvements on the system are so little they go unnoticed.

its all down to if you got money to throw away - personally id rather take the 2gb ram then run 1gb & 1 of these cards.
Posted on Reply
#8
Cold Storm
Battosai
FreedomEclipse said:
loads of OEM companies like DELL that also do laptops are selling this card with their laptops as standard or for a small price....when i heard about this I done a little research & most sites say that there is little or no difference at all depending on the configuration of the Pc/laptop.

the only way you rig will benefit highly from this is if your rig runs 1Gb of ram. if you have 2Gb of ram then the card wont even be working for you 80% of the time & will only kick in under certain conditions but even when it kicks in, any improvements on the system are so little they go unnoticed.

its all down to if you got money to throw away - personally id rather take the 2gb ram then run 1gb & 1 of these cards.
with you 100%
Posted on Reply
#9
largon
This has nothing to do with Vista nor ReadyBoost - Vaulter is essentially a small solid state drive with PCIe x4 interface.
I'll buy it.

edit:
That's not a PCIe connector... :confused:

edit2:
It's PCIe Mini Card.
Posted on Reply
#10
TheGuruStud
This is neat, but still not large enough :( There are PCI cards out there that you plug in sticks of RAM into, but still only up to 16 GB. Those are hella fast though. Loads windows in like 5 sec (theoretically it could be instant, but I think windows slows it down....b/c it's windows lol)
Posted on Reply
#11
largon
This should be in totally different $/GB ballpark than RAM-drives. ;)
16GB is perfectly enough even for Vista (once tweaked with vLite) and 1-2 multi-gigabyte games.
Posted on Reply
#12
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
TheGuruStud said:
This is neat, but still not large enough :( There are PCI cards out there that you plug in sticks of RAM into, but still only up to 16 GB. Those are hella fast though. Loads windows in like 5 sec (theoretically it could be instant, but I think windows slows it down....b/c it's windows lol)
Those are called 'RAMDISK' they were made by a Gigabyte - also I think Asus were working on their own one at one point.

I have seen such disks in retail but only In Hong Kong lol, I dont think their very popular as most users reported loads of problems with data corruption etc as well as having compatability issues with certain RAM modules.

after that I dont remember hearing anything else about it.
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment