Super Talent had its RAIDdrive GS card on display and on demo at the show floor here at Computex.
The PCIe card allows users to experience performance beyond the 3 Gb/s limitation of the current SATA spec. Despite 6 Gb/s SATA coming soon, the PCIe interconnect still provides superior bandwidth.
The current generation of Super Talent's RAIDdrive GS actually uses four Indilinx SSD controllers on one card and supports up to 2 TB of in a MLC configuration or 1 TB in a SLC configuration. Keep in mind that you get more capacity with MLC drives but you take a performance hit. SLC SSD drives also cost a lot more to produce.
Current sequential read and write performance on the RAIDdrive GS? 1.5 GB/sec. and 1.3 GB/sec. respectively--that's gigabytes per second.
Super Talent indicated to us that its future RAIDdrive will support eight Indilinx SSD controllers for even more RAID and throughput performance. Stacking multiple controllers together also allows Super Talent to deliver RAIDdrive GS' with higher capacities.
We were told that the eight-controller version of the RAIDdrive will cost less than $1,000 when it ships.