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LSI Announces WarpDrive SLP-300 Enterprise PCI-E SSD

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LSI announced a new high-end enterprise solid state drive (SSD) best suited for heavy-duty database operations. The WarpDrive SLP-300 from LSI is a PCI-Express x8 addon card that is driven by LSI's SAS2008 controller. A number of SandForce-driven SSD modules bearing single-level cell 30 nm-class NAND flash chips provide storage of 300 GB, latency of under 50 μs, capability of 240,000 IOPS for 4K reads, and 200,000 IOPS for 4K writes, and data-rates of 1,400 MB/s read and 1,200 MB/s write. The drive has a MTBF of 2 million hours. Backed by a 3-year warranty, the LSI WarpDrive SLP-300 will be priced at US $11,500 when it releases to market on 29th November.

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That 2 million hour MTBF sounds legit. This could so last for 83333 days.

Those speeds are insane to say the least, but charging 10x the prices for them? Meh.
 
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^ OCZ has the Revodrive for us :)

For where it's going, $11.5K is a pretty good price. That would only buy ya 35-40 15K mechanical drives, not counting the housing, cooling, U space. Perf-wise, this would murder 40 short-stroked 15K's.
 
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What has that to do with people like us?
11500$ means buying a very good car btw...
 
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People like us aren't the target audience for a product like this. Big business with big budgets are.
$ 11,000 for massive performance, coupled with reduced space and cooling requirements is a big deal for the businesses that this is aimed at.

Anytime you read the words "Enterprise Class" in a subject, get ready for a price that is out of most desktop users budgets.
 
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i think warpdrive is a very suitable name for it.
 
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Things like this make me wonder how long it will take to saturate a pci-e 2 x16 slot's bandwidth never mind sata 6gb/s or whatever the next sata port will be :laugh:
 

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1,400 MB/s read and 1,200 MB/s write.
making caveman grunts right now.


want.


Things like this make me wonder how long it will take to saturate a pci-e 2 x16 slot's bandwidth never mind sata 6gb/s or whatever the next sata port will be :laugh:
at this rate, sata might disappear for hard drives - straigjht into PCI-E slots.
 

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at this rate, sata might disappear for hard drives - straigjht into PCI-E slots.
They'll be with us for some time more though. There will be a whole bunch of years before SSD's will reach the capacity and price mechanical drives has.

i think warpdrive is a very suitable name for it.
That was my initial thought as well. ^^
 

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From another angle:



- Six modules.

- Is bootable.

- 24w max draw.