Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 1 Jun 2009.
That's very neat. Particularly if the market the controller solo, so you can plug what you want in. 4 DDR2 slots, though... that's potentially a lot of cache! Would need to run it on a UPS to make sure that a power outage wouldn't lose a lot of data.
45 degrees DDR slots? Nice.
2 GB/s? Even better!
Do I need that? Nope.
If this goes through...
CHEAP SSDs Cheesecake!
lol, one thing this will not be is cheap, if it ever hits the shelves.
It looks pretty dodgy in buildup though. I can spot 6 different PCBs on that picture, although it's not that clear.
It also looks to me that the RAID-controller card that this thing is built around has a capacity for 4 more SATA drives. With good scaling that could amount to 4GB/s, though what anyone would use all that for is a mystery to me.
I think it's unfair to announce these things as a "card" though, as if it's a single product. It's basically an entire storage subsystem with a RAID card and four high-end SSDs attached to it. A self-built array of equal cost will perform pretty similar i think, so i'm not completely over the moon.
Impressive tech-demo though, i hope the technology trickles down into some actually buyable products soon
I don't see much of a point in something so pre-pre-pre-production grade. Anyway, when people say it's something directed to servers and workstations, I read "expensive". And if it's going to be expensive, why not go for SLC on top of that?
And I couldn't exactly see what's so revolutionary. Is it the SATA to NAND controller? How does FusionIO get their numbers?
Just because it's expensive as it is doesn't mean there's call to make it as expensive as possible.
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