Novachips is giving out some details of a series of large SSDs they are planning to release in April; 2TB, 4TB and 8TB models will use point-to-point ring connections as opposed to the usual parallel arrangements. The speeds are impressive, 360,000 random read/write 4k IOPS
and sequential reads and writes topping out at 1.8GB/sec as is the expected lifespan of the drives which they rate at 10 full drive writes a day for five years. Unfortunately the one stat which was not provided to The Register was the pricing, with these sizes and the new flash arrangement you can expect they will carry a hefty price tag.
"Fancy an 8TB SSD? Put one in a PC or notebook and you've got yourself a smoking hot system, fast and with a gaping capacity for data."
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8TB seems pretty small, why
8TB seems pretty small, why no 12-16TB?
From the picture they look
From the picture they look like a 3.5″ form factor.
They are 2.5, but are thicker
They are 2.5, but are thicker than standard laptop units.
2TB at long last – I can’t
2TB at long last – I can’t wait to see pricing!
Fucking awesome. Doubt in my
Fucking awesome. Doubt in my financial wheelhouse.
As a web hosting provider,
As a web hosting provider, these are the types of numbers I like to see, especially with the write wearing statement. Pricing will be the only question mark and possible killer. We’re running the M4s still in RAID and we have many of them still kicking, along with the MX100s. I’d like to be able to put in 2TB or higher drives for my MSSQL customers that need that performance.
If they are 3.5″ form factor
If they are 3.5″ form factor I would love one for mu PS4.
I’ll bet they run for 3 grand
I’ll bet they run for 3 grand apiece.
That brought me back down to
That brought me back down to earth. Hope you are wrong but expect you will be right.
Even if we assume they’re in
Even if we assume they’re in the same price/gb ballpark as consumer 1TB SSDs, that 8TB drive will be around £2500.
Hope these will support nvme
Hope these will support nvme natively as that’d be great to see shift away from achi. That’d shoe me nvme protocol would be getting closer to being standard we will see in future Motherboards.
Excuse me while I sell my
Excuse me while I sell my house…
Sequential read/write up to
Sequential read/write up to 1.8GB/s, how do they achieve this with a single drive on SATA 6G interface?
It’s not SATA – that is a
It's not SATA – that is a SFF-8639 connector (PCIe x4).