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KingSpec 2.5 GB/s PCIe SSD Detailed

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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.

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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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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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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
I don't know how many arms, legs and kidneys need to be sold to afford one like that.
 
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so is the msata interchangeable? can we change to even bigger capacity in the future? i would imagine 256GBx8=~2TB....
 
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In about 10 years we all will be laughing at the speed and price of this kind of product.
 

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In 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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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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.....anyone unimpressed by this must surrender or shred their enthusiast card immediately
 
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4k writes are deplorable... Wow. The vector I have hits almost 300MB at 4K writes.

.....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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KingSpec is more than welcome to send one of these to me for "testing" purposes.
 
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I was impressed with Fusion-IO when they showcased this beast last year bragging about their 1 million IOPS.

EDIT: the price is also ridiculous -> 100k for the 5TB model and 130k for the 10TB one :eek:
 

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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!