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Mushkin Packs Four SandForce Controllers into a PCIe SSD

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June 12, 2013 3:32:51 AM

Well, the MSI GT60-2od and MSI GT70-2od laptops can have 3 mSATA SSDs in RAID 0 for over 1200MB/s read and write speeds.

So in other words I'd like to see a manufacture pack 2+ controllers in RAID into a 2.5" SATA 3 drive for really good 4K speeds to finally maximize the SATA 3 interface in all scenarios except 4K @ queue depth of 1-2.

But maybe due to costs we and lack of enthusiasm, we won't see this until SATA 4?
June 12, 2013 3:41:17 AM

Good thing I bought a hacksaw. I'm willing to sell an arm, leg and kidney for one of these. :D 
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June 12, 2013 3:52:49 AM

It would begin something like this, "I. See. See honey. See honey, I need well.... In the largest capacity. It's an investment. I'll be so much more productive that it'll pay for itself. ...and...."
June 12, 2013 5:05:48 AM

lol you guys crack me up with the comments, it sure makes me feel better about the two down servers I came into this morning.
June 12, 2013 5:11:40 AM

expect the price to be: some absurd (read: mind-bogglingly high)
June 12, 2013 5:28:35 AM

I still would like to know what the 480gb would cost. But then again I'm cringing enough at the thought of spending ~$400 for a regular SSD one that size now
June 12, 2013 7:34:41 AM

Looking at the bottom of the card, it looks like there are just 4 slots for mSATA SSD's. My guess is Mushkin uses a PCIe 4x to 4x SATA controller and then just attaches 4 of their Atlas mSATA SSD's (which run on the SandForce controller mentioned). They would then just run all 4 drives in a RAID-0 using the PCIe to SATA controller. If this is true, I wonder if it's possible to buy this card without the mSATA drives and just attach whichever drives you want.
June 12, 2013 10:11:53 AM

But does it support TRIM?
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June 12, 2013 11:07:12 AM

But can it play Crysis?
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June 13, 2013 6:57:02 AM

And then you put one of these in your PC and become incredibly annoyed once you realise it takes 30 extra seconds to boot. :)