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Patriot's Artemis II: 56 Inferno SSDs Burn the Benchmarks Down

Patriot's Artemis II: 56 Inferno SSDs Burn the Benchmarks Down

| Storage News | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 3:21 pm

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - What do you call 56 SandForce 200GB SSDs, 7 LSI SATA / SAS RAID Controllers, 1 Supermicro dual Xeon Workstation board, dual Antec 1000 watt PSUs and a couple of hours spent setting it all up? Patriot is calling the setup Artemis II but I think we all agree that anything other than bad ass is an understatement.


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It might not be the most conventional SSD array but it is the most impressive found at Computex this year.


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Seven LSI 9260-8i controllers like the one we use here at the office for testing SAS drives fill the Supermicro workstation board. Each controller is capable to running 8 drives without using an expander. Patriot also managed to shove 12, 4GB sticks of memory in the board.


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14 Patriot Convoy 425S Drive Bays were needed; each one is the same size of a standard DVD ROM but can hold up to 4 2.5" drives.


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The end result, amazing! We will let you know what happens when we call Mary today and try to sample an Artemis II. I am sure she has one of these sitting in the corner of her office with our name on it.


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