Super Talent Intros PCIe RAIDDrive SSD Workstations, New SSD Line-up

"The PCIe RAIDDrive SSD Workstation has a capacity of up to 6TB while the SSDs come with an IDE interface."

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Super Talent Intros PCIe RAIDDrive SSD Workstations, New SSD Line-up
The new Master EX2 and IX2 series SSDs from Super Talent come with an IDE interfaceSuper Talent Technology today introduced two new products – its PCIe RAIDDrive SSD Workstation and a new line of IDE SSDs. Both products expand the manufacturer’s already strong presence in the SSD market.
Super Talent gave the SSD market a huge step forward when it introduced the first 512GB SSD. The company then took the lead in SSD speeds when it came out with a RAIDDrive SSD with a PCI-Express interface. With its new PCIe RAID Drive Workstation, Super Talent has now upped the ante in storage capacity; the workstation will allow users to connect up to three 2TB RAIDDrive SSDs for a staggering storage capacity of 6TB.
Combining Intel’s Core i7 processors with Super Talent’s own 1333MHz DDR3 DIMMs, the system comes in a Workstation Tower form factor. Super Talent will be giving customers the option of custom designing their systems as per their requirements.
In benchmarking tests using Crystal Disk Mark v2.2, the Workstation gave sustained sequential read speeds of more than 1.5GB/s, with sequential write speeds touching 1.35GB/s. On HDBench, the random read and write speeds were found to be 725MB/s and 515MB/s respectively.
Alongside the new WorkStation, Super Talent also launched a new line of SSDs with an IDE connector. This is a surprising move away from the now standard SATA connectors. The MasterDrive EX2 and IX2 series SSDs are targeted at customers who still have a need for IDE drives.
Ranging in capacities from 16GB to 128GB, the EX2 series SSDs feature sequential read and write speeds of up to 80MB/s and 40MB/s respectively. The IX2 series on the other hand comes in capacities of 16GB to 64GB, with maximum sequential read and write speeds of 80MB/s and 60MB/s respectively.
The EX2 series SSDs are designed around an MLC flash controller and carry a 2-year factory warranty, while the IX2 series drives have a SLC controller and come with a 3-year factor warranty.
Talking about the new SSDs, Jeremy Werner, Senior Product Manager for Super Talent said, “Many embedded and ruggedized portable PC customers still need IDE drives, and the MasterDrive EX2 and IX2 series give them the performance they deserve in a rugged and reliable device.”
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08-06-2009, 01:02:46

need a bit of advice to make up my mind...
which case would be better for my i7 system, haf 932 or cosmos s?
i will be water cooling
thx in advance much any help will be much appreciated?

08-06-2009, 02:02:41

Err, get a lian li.. :)

08-06-2009, 02:36:02

Can say the HAF932 is pretty good, but you'll have quite a job keeping it dust free. Sound is also an issue there because it's as open as cases get. It can fit a 360mm in the roof without any mods though.

Haven't got any experience with cosmos s or LiLi's, but I think TTL can help you with that :p

08-06-2009, 03:22:13

hmm never thought about a lian li...
anybody else able to add anything?
anybody know if these have ever been tested and compared with one another?


08-06-2009, 03:32:55

monkey7 i will have a similar setup to yourself:
Intel core i7
gigabyte ex58-extreme
ocz blade pc3-16000
gtx 280 oc2 - soon to sli
thermaltake toughpower 850w
case? with water cooling

monkey how are you cooling your i7 to get 3.88?
also on your motherboard is it possible to use the pci slot below the pci 16x once a gfx has been installed?

cheers m8

08-06-2009, 04:14:17

3.88 for i7 is easily done on air iirc, water should do ya 4, 4+

08-06-2009, 08:49:49

3.88 wasn't exactly my most stable, and my 24/7 is 3.2gHz because it's quite a hot bugger.

You cannot use the PCI slots directly below the graphics card. Nearly every modern graphics card has a dual slot cooler, basically only the 4850 and below have single slot stock coolers.

My i7 is cooled by a noctua U12P SE1366 cooler and the two noctua fans it came with. Strill want to replace that with a 360mm WC loop though.

08-06-2009, 10:03:58

Im surprised from what ive heard about i7 :rolleyes:

08-06-2009, 15:24:37

im gonna go ahead and get the haf 932, thx for the all the input.
monkey what voltage are you using to get your clocks?


08-06-2009, 15:30:20

öhm... Might have to check that to be sure but can't reboot right now.

From memory:
vCore 3.2gHz: 1.25
vCore 3.7gHz (max stable, 24/7 in the winter): 1.35

1.64 vDimm, 1.35 vVTT and don't remember the smaller, less important voltages.

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