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Super Talent RAIDDrive II Plus PCIe SSD Writes at 3.2 GB/s

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.

  • brandonjclark
    I can only dream.
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  • pbrigido
    Bootable?
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  • Damon Palovaara
    If the price is right I'm getting that, just to make my friends jealous at my 5 second boot time (assuming it will be bootable)
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  • knowom
    You can do this with a USB thumb drive using supercache or fancycache and get pretty much the same results you would want a UPS as well if you plan to do delayed writes for the increased write speeds, but don't need a UPS for increased read speeds.Here's a example with a cheap 2GB Toshiba usb flash drive that had like 20mb reads/10mb writes or so w/o software caching from 2011 that I posted on tweakforce.http://s127.photobucket.com/user/knowom/media/Benchmarks/supercachessd.jpg.html
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  • knowom
    If the price is right I'm getting that, just to make my friends jealous at my 5 second boot time (assuming it will be bootable)
    I don't believe PCIe flash devices are bootable or past ones that I've seen haven't been at least.
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  • bochica
    I'm sure once more and more of bootable PCI-E SSDs become available, everyone will jump ship off the current SSDs. The problem is that some of these PCI-E variants are pretty expensive. Expect to buy your computer build two or three(+) times over to get one of these.

    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).
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  • leeb2013
    You can do this with a USB thumb drive using supercache or fancycache and get pretty much the same results you would want a UPS as well if you plan to do delayed writes for the increased write speeds, but don't need a UPS for increased read speeds.Here's a example with a cheap 2GB Toshiba usb flash drive that had like 20mb reads/10mb writes or so w/o software caching from 2011 that I posted on tweakforce.http://s127.photobucket.com/user/knowom/media/Benchmarks/supercachessd.jpg.html
    eh, how can a 20mb/s USB stick read at 2600MB/s (20800Mb/s)?!!
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  • wysir
    I'm sure once more and more of bootable PCI-E SSDs become available, everyone will jump ship off the current SSDs. The problem is that some of these PCI-E variants are pretty expensive. Expect to buy your computer build two or three(+) times over to get one of these. 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).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1N81AZ4977
    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.
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  • icemunk
    Pricing?
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  • bochica
    I'm sure once more and more of bootable PCI-E SSDs become available, everyone will jump ship off the current SSDs. The problem is that some of these PCI-E variants are pretty expensive. Expect to buy your computer build two or three(+) times over to get one of these. 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).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1N81AZ49771TB 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.
    And for a $2,100 retail price (before Newegg cut the ~$700 off) at that. Like I said, USB sticks in that range are more expensive than a faster/more reliable SSD. SSDs for that space are about ~$600 or less though it is on TLC (people would prefer MLC or SLC).http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100011693%20600038493&IsNodeId=1
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