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News Marvell PCI-E SSD claims stunning 2GB/s speed

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 1 Jun 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    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.
     
  3. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    45 degrees DDR slots? Nice. :thumb:

    2 GB/s? Even better!

    Do I need that? Nope. :(
     
  4. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Good lord...

    If this goes through...

    CHEAP SSDs Cheesecake!
     
  5. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    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 :)
     
  6. nicae

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    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?
     
  7. Goty

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    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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