Super Talent has announced a new PCIe-based SSD – the RAIDDrive II Plus.
This SSD is based on a PCIe 2.0 x8 interface, and features a total of eight internal SSDs connected through a SATA interface, configured to work in either a RAID 0 or RAID 5 array.
The RAIDDrive II Plus is a very high-performance SSD; it has read speeds of about 2600 MB/s, while it can write at up to 3200 MB/s. Consumer-grade SSDs with a single SATA3 interface are child's play, in contrast. On-board users will also find 1 GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory, which is used as a cache.
One of the notable features aboard is the unit's ability to send out notifications through SMTP, allowing the owner to receive information on the unit's status in case something goes wrong.
Super Talent will release the units with three different capacities, each configured with either a RAID 0 array or a RAID 5 array. There was no official word on pricing yet, but if you do want one when they hit shelves, you can expect to have to part with a rather sizable sum of money.
Also Knowom, there have been bootable PCI-E SSDs. OCZ RevoDrive and ASUS ROG RAIDR for example. As for the USB trick, that only caches data, it doesn't store it like an SSD will. Plus USB 3.0 is theoretically 5 Gbps, and that barely equates to 600 MB/s. That is what a standard SSD pushes on the SATA 3.0 (3.2 being almost 2 GB/s). Also you won't have the capacity like you can have on SSDs with USB sticks. SSDs are finally approaching 1 TB (not efficient or cost friendly versions, but they are there), and USB you may find a 512 GB at best (costing ~$1 per GB as well).
(Excuse the double post. The website tripped up).
1TB USB Flash, but obviously not as fast.I've been anxious for a while for one heck of an SSD running on PCIE ports that is both crazy fast and affordable.