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CaptNKILL
03-29-09, 01:00 AM
http://vr-zone.com/articles/photofast-g-monster-pcie-ssd-by-mobilemode/6805.html?doc=6805

:wtf:

Photofast G-Monster PCI-e SSD
http://resources.vr-zone.com/newvr/image.php?m=540&s=http://resources.vr-zone.com//uploads/6805/gmonpcie450.jpg

* 1 TB MLC with SDRAM as local cache (other sizes are available - 256GB/512GB)
* Hardware based RAID controller
* PCI-Express x8 interface
* Max. write up to 700MB/s
* Fully Compliant with RoHS directive
* CE and FCC compatibility


The drive is stated to offer maximum read and write speeds of up to 750 MB/sec. and 700 MB/sec respectively.


Should be available in April.

I'm really curious about the price of this thing. It has to cost a fortune. I'm guessing it'll be $800-$1000 for the the 256Gb model. :o

EDIT: Here is the .pdf datasheet:
http://www.flashmemory-japan.com/download/gmonster-pcie.pdf

Also, I'm not sure how easy these will be to find outside of Japan. PhotoFast seems to have a bunch of products but I've never heard of them before:

http://www.flashmemory-japan.com/photofast/index.html

nekrosoft13
03-29-09, 01:11 AM
holly hell

CaptNKILL
03-29-09, 01:48 AM
I see that some of their past products used the standard (crap) JMicron controller. This seems to be something else entirely though since it uses PCI-E and seems to support speeds well past SATA's limitations.

EDIT: Just a funny tidbit of info:

PC-100 SDRAM provides 800Mb\sec of bandwidth. These drives supposedly can hit 700-750Mb\sec read and write speeds. We now have mass storage devices that are nearly as fast as RAM was 10 years ago.:lol:

shabby
03-29-09, 08:25 AM
Gimme gimme gimme!

Toss3
03-29-09, 08:39 AM
Holy crap that's magnificent! :)

Revs
03-29-09, 09:04 AM
Awesome.... but how much? :p

Bman212121
03-29-09, 09:04 AM
Him this is definitely a repost, but since I can't find it, you're off the hook. :p Either that or I've seen it somewhere else.

It wasn't that same maker, but it's the same device.

EDIT: It was OCZ.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/05/oczs-z-drive-puts-1tb-of-blazing-ssd-capacity-in-your-pcie-slot/

K007
03-29-09, 09:14 AM
the price is going to be interesting...

bob saget
03-29-09, 02:38 PM
Awesome.... but how much? :p

an arm and 2 legs.

nekrosoft13
03-29-09, 03:45 PM
an arm and 2 legs.

and that is for the 256gb version

CaptNKILL
03-29-09, 03:54 PM
and that is for the 256gb version

The 1Tb version will cost you all of your appendages and both the kidneys of your first born child.

crainger
03-29-09, 04:43 PM
Bigman has 2 already. Beavis only has one. ::(:

Revs
03-29-09, 06:39 PM
EDIT: It was OCZ.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/05/oczs-z-drive-puts-1tb-of-blazing-ssd-capacity-in-your-pcie-slot/

It should hit the US of A in around six weeks for somewhere between $1,500 and $2,000. It's high-end, y'all.

Get saving guys! :D

CAUTION
03-30-09, 03:24 PM
I read about this a few days ago, this will absolutely be fast. But if I am not mistaken this thing will cost a fortune. From what I read it will cost 1000's with a capital S.

Skinner
04-10-09, 02:42 AM
Well that's a bit to much for now, but this is where things are heading.
Give it a bit of time and it will affordable.

For now a Vertex will do, it's already 5-6 times as fast as the fastest HD drives.
Have one coming in today too :)

nekrosoft13
04-10-09, 02:46 AM
i would like them to stay away from PCI-E design, instead figure out something faster then SATA II, skip SATA III, and go for SATA VI

Skinner
04-10-09, 02:57 AM
The SATA(1-3) bus propably don't have the needed bandwith to feed the enormes amount of data I think. But I rather have them staying away from the PCIE too, or we need at least bords with 3 or 4 PCIE slots if you want to have the possibility to use multiGPU's too.

marqmajere
04-10-09, 03:29 AM
The SATA(1-3) bus propably don't have the needed bandwith to feed the enormes amount of data I think. But I rather have them staying away from the PCIE too, or we need at least bords with 3 or 4 PCIE slots if you want to have the possibility to use multiGPU's too.

That's the idea. To convert everything to pci-e interface. It's meant to replace the current pci bus. You can already buy video cards, sound cards, nics and a slew of others in pci-e format. Why shouldn't hard drives be any different? So your motherboard has 5 or 6 pci-e slots? How many regular pci slots did motherboards used to have? It should be the same for current tech. :)

XDanger
04-10-09, 06:52 AM
i would like them to stay away from PCI-E design, instead figure out something faster then SATA II, skip SATA III, and go for SATA VI

I would prefer USB 5.0

For everything.

Koko56
04-10-09, 09:21 AM
People say this is fast, well it appears to be, but for the money you may as well lurk a bit and set up a crazy raid system with R/W speeds of about 300MB/S. :D

mullet
04-10-09, 09:35 AM
SLI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CaptNKILL
04-10-09, 10:38 AM
That's the idea. To convert everything to pci-e interface. It's meant to replace the current pci bus. You can already buy video cards, sound cards, nics and a slew of others in pci-e format. Why shouldn't hard drives be any different? So your motherboard has 5 or 6 pci-e slots? How many regular pci slots did motherboards used to have? It should be the same for current tech. :)

The problem is, we never had PCI hard drives. You could have 6 PCI cards, an AGP card and 4 hard drives (or more with a PCI hard drive controller).

If everything is PCI-E, you'll be limited to 6 devices total. And that doesn't account for dual-slot cards.

I agree that we need a faster hard drive interface for SSD to really take off. Temporary PCI-E solutions like this are fine for now though.

Dreamweavernoob
04-11-09, 07:06 AM
Id buy it if it was 500

but I dont think it will be that price :D

nekrosoft13
04-11-09, 09:04 AM
Problem is, there isn't enough room on mainboards for all those extension cards. So I'd prefer a faster SATA interface than a PCIe solution.

SATA III that should be out this year will be double the speed of current SATA.

Dreamweavernoob
04-11-09, 09:53 AM
SATA III that should be out this year will be double the speed of current SATA.

In fairness, it seems like a paltry increase. Surely it should be a bit faster to accomodate the rapid changes that SSD will hopefully bring?