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OCZ's HSDL: A New Storage Link For Super-Fast SSDs

Benchmark Results: PCMark Vantage

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.

Chris Angelini is an Editor Emeritus at Tom's Hardware US. He edits hardware reviews and covers high-profile CPU and GPU launches.
  • kelfen
    I like where they are headed but price still high mates
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  • Randomacts
    *faints* I will never be able to afford these.


    Those HDDs cost more then my entire comptuer
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  • jaghpanther
    I do want to try out one of these, maybe sell my car?
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  • randomizer
    Chris I think I'll need to double-check your results. Better send the drive my way.
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  • mianmian
    Optic link technology may be more exciting. Can't wait to see lightpeak or similar stuffs to become real.
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  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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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