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Viking Modular Delivers Record Server Performance with Next-Gen SATADIMM SSD

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Viking Modular Solutions, a leading global provider and manufacturer of innovative DRAM technology and Solid State Drive solutions, today announced the release of its next generation SATADIMM. Viking Modular's SATADIMM provides the highest-capacity, highest-performance Solid State Drive (SSD) in the smallest form factor on the market today. Leveraging the form factor of DDR3 DIMMs and the non-volatile capabilities of SSDs, SATADIMM enables enterprise servers to take advantage of its innovative small footprint to drive significantly increased performance per server or "per U". Viking Modular will demonstrate the product's unique capabilities at Storage Networking World in Santa Clara, California, April 4-7, 2011, at Booth # 517.

Available in both 25mm and 18.75mm (VLP) heights in the industry standard 240-PIN DDR3 form factor, Viking Modular's SATADIMM has the same Bill of Materials (BOM) as a 2.5 inch SSD but with 75% less footprint, greatly enhancing the quantity of SSDs that can be supported within a 1U server. Utilizing the enterprise-class SATADIMM, 1U servers can produce 1.4M Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and up to 3x the capacity and overall performance levels compared to current industry standard servers deployed with traditional SSDs.



"At Viking Modular we seek to address the real world challenges of system designers and IT departments who need increasing levels of flexibility, power and performance in their server or storage infrastructure," said Adrian Proctor, Vice President of Marketing for Viking Modular Solutions. "Our SATADIMM products were designed with this in mind, allowing increased performance and capacity within the existing footprint. SATADIMM has the potential to change the way enterprise OEMs design their servers and will greatly influence the overall server market."

Viking Modular's SATADIMM products derive power from any available DDR3 socket, providing a high-performance SSD boost even when hard drive bays are full. SATADIMM delivers sustained performance up to 60,000 IOPS Random Reads and Writes with a transfer speed of 520MB/s, and it supports both 6Gb SATA and SAS interfaces. The SATADIMM family of products is ideal for enterprise markets that utilize systems such as blade servers, smaller 1U rackmount servers, storage bridge bays (SBB) and AdvancedTCA blades (ATCA).

Viking Modular Solutions is a technology division of Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider. The two companies have established a legacy of providing Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) customers with innovative technological development, industry certified manufacturing facilities and the benefits of a global supply chain with long standing, strategic partnerships.
 
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price?
 
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I saw these a couple weeks ago, no prices either but if I remember right the sizes ranged from 25Gb up to 400Gb and they showed a some installed alongside regular modules to show clearances. I'll see if I can find the post. Here it is
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http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3941/viking_modular_satadimm_200gb_ssd_review/index.html
 
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WTH? It's an SSD that uses your ram slots for power? o_O
 

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well 25gb in a dimm well that does offer what up to 20/gb a second on DDR3, i guess you could say it removes the sata limitation allowing faster data transfers lower access times and better Performance in terms of IOPS
 
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it uses sata for data transfer only draw power from dimm. there is plans for hybrid ram in afew years.
 

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ah never mind then thats fail, should be using the Dimm for data transfer otherwise this is just completely worthless.
 
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yeah can't see anyone building an enterprise server giving up a ram slot for a hard disk. sas is working fine for now.
 

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brilliant for ultra tiny machines that have no room for a hard drive.


one example could be a really high end tablet PC, or portable military laptops or something.
 

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one example could be a really high end tablet PC, or portable military laptops or something.
This was my first thought as well.
 
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Superb. I've got "such" a server/workstation mainboard. There are 12 memory slots, I only use 4 for 8GB RAM. I've also got two independent RAID controllers. So I can easily put four of these SATADIMMs and RAID0 them. With a set of 4 short SATA cables I've got a very neat and tidy SSD system, leaving my second RAID controller to RAID 5 a set of HDDs.

I think this product is very innovative for workstations, and servers even.

I also have a 1UE server, with two 2.5" hotbays. I want the hotbays to run RAID1 for the data. WHERE do I put a boot drive? There is no room. And no spare power cable. But with this system I could do it. One stick for the boot drive, RAID on my hotbays.

I think this product is very innovative for servers, and workstations even. In fact, if the price is right, I'm going to do this. I prefer to SEPARATE my boot/OS drive from my data drives.
 

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brilliant for ultra tiny machines that have no room for a hard drive.


one example could be a really high end tablet PC, or portable military laptops or something.
portable mil laptops are crap. they just use toughbooks and cetek crap. these would raise the price to much
 
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brilliant for ultra tiny machines that have no room for a hard drive.


one example could be a really high end tablet PC, or portable military laptops or something.
I think those use mini PCIe instead
 
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really they need to have power though SATA port like on USB. That would make for some very clean builds and simplify PSUs.
 

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