Seagate, LSI Planning PCIe-Based SSDs for Market

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falchard

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Thats good. I really like the performance numbers and capacity on these drives. It tempts me to buy one even though they sell at $4/GB and are always sold out.
 

JonathanDeane

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I am sure these things will be expensive, at the same time I can't help but want one.... Some day when they are cheap we will all have them but for now its a drool tool.
 

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[citation][nom]Shadow703793[/nom]Nice. Now what about price?[/citation]

IT'S OVER NINE THOU- no, I'm not gonna say it.

Even the fastest SATA based SSDs are no match for PCIe SSDs, which can reach nearly 1TB/s read rates.
Wait, shouldn't that be 1GB/S?
 

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I was very disappointed over their read/write performance. Apparently it is no better than a single/(sometimes 2 in raid 0) intel 160 GB drive SATA drive due to inadequate software or controller performance
 

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[citation][nom]mjello[/nom]I was very disappointed over their read/write performance. Apparently it is no better than a single/(sometimes 2 in raid 0) intel 160 GB drive SATA drive due to inadequate software or controller performance[/citation]

Correction random read/write
 

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depends on the brand... ocz has one that blows the doors off of any raid array as far as pure speed goes but then again its a 1tb drive and costs like 3grand
 

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I think it's going to fail, just from a business perspective.

1. It's going to be expensive.
2. It's not doing to have redundancy (no RAID).
3. It's not going to be upgradeable (with RAID, you can increase storage space by adding more drives, you can't do that with drives using PCIe).
4. It's not going to be bootable.
5. It's writes will be limited for what it's intended purposes.

A better alternative (and probably the same price) is to buy a PCIe RAID controller card and expanders and create as many RAID arrays as you want or need.
 
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