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SanDisk Launches New Enterprise Solid State Drives

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SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today expanded its Lightning(R) Enterprise Flash Drive (EFD) family with six new 2.5-inch 6Gb SAS (6 gigabits per second Serial Attached SCSI) models. The Lightning products are part of the new Enterprise Storage Solutions (ESS) division that SanDisk created following its recent acquisition of Pliant Technology.

The new drives include three SLC (single-level cell) flash drives with capacities of 100 gigabytes (GB), 200GB and 400GB; and three MLC (multi-level cell) flash drives with capacities of 200GB, 400GB and 800GB. The new drives extend SanDisk's position as the industry leader in EFD performance, performance predictability and reliability. SanDisk also confirmed today that HP has qualified and integrated the new Lightning 6Gb SAS drives into its HP Qualified storage drive offerings.

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if i didn't read the headline id swear it was a solar panel
 
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This picture is interesting...

... it makes the modularity of SSD quite obvious.

Seems to me that we need an SSD controller on the mainboard, and SSD-flash slots with a "standard" flash "simm" that we can populate to our own personal needs.
 
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New technology mean more expensive, but anyway it's awesome, can't imagine this speed what can do.
 
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There is some really expensive big FPGA on bottom side of main PCB, from view of ball fanout :) $>30kUSD i bet
 
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3 ssd's in one with tape connection lol

Imagine if each had it's own sataIII connectors to "raid 0 of sorts" the 3 sataIII connectors together.
Want more speed then connect 2nd / 3rd sataIII connector and voila instant speed boost 1.8gbps .
 
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at frist view.... for me look like a sattelite with solar power ... :D
 
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mlc must vanish but current manufacturer must sell this to increase profits; current market seems to be invaded by mlc and buyers don't really know or they just afford this kind of investment without thinking if is worthy;i won't buy mlc period;i need unlimited re-write ssd without fearing to loose data at decent price ratio/gb and than i may consider changing the mechanical ones
 
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mlc must vanish but current manufacturer must sell this to increase profits; current market seems to be invaded by mlc and buyers don't really know or they just afford this kind of investment without thinking if is worthy;i won't buy mlc period;i need unlimited re-write ssd without fearing to loose data at decent price ratio/gb and than i may consider changing the mechanical ones
SLC, MLC; Doesn't matter all of them will have a limited amount of writes, but hey hdds do too.
 
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3 ssd's in one with tape connection lol

Imagine if each had it's own sataIII connectors to "raid 0 of sorts" the 3 sataIII connectors together.
Want more speed then connect 2nd / 3rd sataIII connector and voila instant speed boost 1.8gbps .
IMO this is completely the wrong way to go about things. Raid and SATA were born to solve HDD controller and HDD hardware limitations.

A far better solution is to have a SSD controller put on the mainboard with it's OWN dedicated PCI Express 3.0 lane. You than have 4 simm-like slots. And you plug in a standardised flash module.

This was MASSIVELY improve performance and remove the need for raid and sata... nothing more than protocols and hardware that "get in the way". Moreover, putting the controller on the mainboard, and standardising flash "simms" would massively reduce costs.

It's a performance and a dollar win. Who will do it first? Intel, AMD, or a third party board manufacturer in combination with one of the SSD controller companies? Let's wait and see...