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Benchmark Results: PCMark Vantage

OCZ's HSDL: A New Storage Link For Super-Fast SSDs
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Although the IBIS drive bests a single X25-M and a pair in RAID 0 every step of the way, it's the Media Center Performance metric that demonstrates just how substantially the PCIe-connected drive can smoke conventional SATA-attached SSDs.

Though we don't see the maximum performance ratings cited by OCZ in this close-to-real-world collection of tests, it's clear that there's a substantial performance benefit to be had from IBIS and the HSDL interface it employs.

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    randomizer , September 29, 2010 4:29 AM
    Chris I think I'll need to double-check your results. Better send the drive my way.
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    kelfen , September 29, 2010 4:15 AM
    I like where they are headed but price still high mates
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    Randomacts , September 29, 2010 4:18 AM
    *faints* I will never be able to afford these.


    Those HDDs cost more then my entire comptuer
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    jaghpanther , September 29, 2010 4:25 AM
    I do want to try out one of these, maybe sell my car?
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    randomizer , September 29, 2010 4:29 AM
    Chris I think I'll need to double-check your results. Better send the drive my way.
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    mianmian , September 29, 2010 4:49 AM
    Optic link technology may be more exciting. Can't wait to see lightpeak or similar stuffs to become real.
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    jupiter optimus maximus , September 29, 2010 5:31 AM
    First time saw those numbers, i gasped for air... OCZ, can you try to saturated with PCIe 2.0 x16 bandwidth? And can anyone tell me how much is it in Write and Read speeds at that bandwith?
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    wribbs , September 29, 2010 5:45 AM
    Very nice to see secondary storage tech at orders of magnitude beyond what we're used to. Can't wait for this type of tech to become mainstream.
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    compton , September 29, 2010 6:31 AM
    Stuff like this makes me wish I was involved in an enterprise-class technology environment that could actually benefit from 130,000 IOPS in a package like this. I guess I don't need to ditch my Agility 60, but I like where OCZ is headed.
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    h8signingin , September 29, 2010 7:00 AM
    Yet there are already drives that outperform these by a large margin available for a while now, like this:
    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=RGS0256M&title=Super-Talent-RAIDDrive-GS-256GB-RAID0-PCI-Express-x8-Solid-State-Drive

    Read 1.4GB/s, Write 1.2GB/s

    At those speeds, it's like writing to RAM, only it's your hard drive.
    There were also capacities up to 1TB that cost about $4,000. There were even SLC models (which cost 4x more, approx. $15,000) which are slightly faster still.

    Personally, I wouldn't mind having 1TB of "slow" RAM as my hard drive, but it's just beyond my budget.
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    cangelini , September 29, 2010 7:07 AM
    h8signinginYet there are already drives that outperform these by a large margin available for a while now, like this:http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.ph [...] tate-DriveRead 1.4GB/s, Write 1.2GB/sAt those speeds, it's like writing to RAM, only it's your hard drive.There were also capacities up to 1TB that cost about $4,000. There were even SLC models (which cost 4x more, approx. $15,000) which are slightly faster still.Personally, I wouldn't mind having 1TB of "slow" RAM as my hard drive, but it's just beyond my budget.


    Yup, check it out! =)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/super-talent-raiddrive,2513.html
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    Khimera2000 , September 29, 2010 9:25 AM
    OK sorry to say i that i do not see how you can compare Super Talent to this one. first its based on an X8 slot as opposed to an x4, but if you want to im sure someone out there will compare the x8 releas of this technolagy to the super talent, second if you read not so closely the super talent uses 4 raided SSD drives whitch means your 3 drives over for comparison, this is after all the performance from a single drive and a single controller and its already half way to the bandwith of the super talent, drop in a second card and you still have room to spare for bandwith, drop in there announced x8 card and you have 4x 740mb read 690mb write VS the 4x 355mb read 215mb write that might be used in the super talent last time i checked 2760mb read was much more then a 1420mb read not to mention that even at those speeds the OCZ flaver still has 1.25 gigs of bandwith open on there x8 card... then again i can be wrong about this entire shpeal...
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    dredj , September 29, 2010 12:25 PM
    WOW! I kinda want show this to my boss to see if we can upgrade our servers. *sigh* Wish we were one of those give-me-more-performance-at-any-cost kind of companies. Oh well, can't wait for the trickle down to enthusiast level, I'm itching for a new build. :) 
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    nforce4max , September 29, 2010 12:34 PM
    If money buys happiness then I can't afford it, OCZ is Expensive!
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    blackened144 , September 29, 2010 1:26 PM
    comptonStuff like this makes me wish I was involved in an enterprise-class technology environment that could actually benefit from 130,000 IOPS in a package like this. I guess I don't need to ditch my Agility 60, but I like where OCZ is headed.

    I just showed this and the Revo drive to my boss and he is going to get the funds to do some testing.. In our clusters we are mainly limited by drive speed and we have previously tested the Fusion IO Drive Duo but they are just too expensive..
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    lp231 , September 29, 2010 2:00 PM
    eh heh, my predictions were right.
    On this "AsRock Wants the Best Mobo ideas"

    I've posted give an idea of this

    "4. Add SAS ports as they can also run regular SATA as well as them 15K drives. But most might say SSD is faster. If that is why not a SAS SSD?"


    And here it is!

    SAS SSD!
    W00T!

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/mobo-design-contest-x58-p67,11308.html
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    lp231 , September 29, 2010 2:00 PM
    lp231eh heh, my predictions were right.On this "AsRock Wants the Best Mobo ideas"I've posted an idea of this "4. Add SAS ports as they can also run regular SATA as well as them 15K drives. But most might say SSD is faster. If that is why not a SAS SSD?"And here it is! SAS SSD!W00T!http://www.tomshardware.com/news/m [...] 11308.html

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    wolfram23 , September 29, 2010 2:22 PM
    Wow... that is FAST!
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    rwmunchkin12788 , September 29, 2010 2:27 PM
    Warning... completely useless post incoming:

    o.O

    Woooooow....Maybe in 4 years the prices will drop enough to make this sort of thing mainstream?
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    rwpritchett , September 29, 2010 3:49 PM
    Impressive.

    Tom's: any chance of a giveaway contest with these drives? /wishful thinking
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    Supertrek32 , September 29, 2010 4:20 PM
    I would have loved to see Windows boot time numbers with this thing. I'd imagine pairing this thing with a super-fast posting board would make you computer turn on almost instantaneously.
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