Super Talent 2 TB SSDs Coming Next Month

Super Talent Technology said earlier today that it's shipping its PCI Express RAIDDrive SSDs in early October. The company chose to use the PCIe Gen. 2.0 x8 interface in order to take advantage of the PCIe's heavy-duty pipeline, providing more than ten times more bandwidth than the SATA-II 3 Gbps bus (and five times more than the upcoming SATA-III bus apparently).

According to the company, the SSDs will come in three flavors: Enterprise, Workstation, and Gamers. All three use Super Talent's super patent pending RAID architecture optimized for NAND flash memory, and offer sequential read speeds of up to 1.4 GB/sec and sequential write speeds up to 1.2 GB/sec. Both the Enterprise and Workstation models feature storage space of up to 1 TB, however the company showed true love for PC gamers, throwing in a hefty 2 TB capacity.

“RAIDDrive SSDs are a quantum leap ahead of existing SSDs in sequential transfer speeds due to our RAID architecture combined with the latest in flash technology and the bandwidth of the PCI Express interface," Super Talent COO, CH Lee said. "RAIDDrive shatters previous storage system bottlenecks and sets a new standard in performance."

Super Talent also said that the OEM pricing for the 1 TB Gamers version will cost a face-slapping $4999. Interested consumers can check out the SSDs during the Intel Developer Forum next week. The RAIDDrive SSDs will be available to OEMs and system integrators next month.

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  • tsiberious
    Call me when it's $300, until then a couple WD Caviar green drives and a Velociraptor are good enough for me.
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  • ubernoobie
    wow $4999 for a tb of storage in a ssd for gamers?what?I thought most gamers don't spend over 1500 dollars on a rig
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  • dingumf
    face-slapping $4999

    *slaps face*
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  • ubernoobie
    wow $4999 for a tb of storage in a ssd for gamers?what?I thought most gamers don't spend over 1500 dollars on a rig
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  • tsiberious
    Call me when it's $300, until then a couple WD Caviar green drives and a Velociraptor are good enough for me.
    28
  • brendano257
    $5000, an arm, leg, three pay checks and a months worth of food. Awesome, I'll plan my fasting so I can get my new SSD.....when will we finally see acceptable storage, SSD, and reasonable price in the same sentence, when you get that, I'm all ears.
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