TMS show off new 2.5GB/s, 900GB PCI Express SSD

TMS unveil RamSan-70, the name might not say it, but its a beast - 2.5GB/s, 900GB SSD.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Jul 25 2012 9:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:27 PM CST

Where's Vin Diesel? Because the fast, and the furious just arrived in the form of a new SSD from Texas Memory Systems (TMS). The company has announced the world's fastest PCI Express-connected, flash-powered solid-state drive, the RamSan-70.

TMS show off new 2.5GB/s, 900GB PCI Express SSD | TweakTown.com

TMS' RamSan-70 uses 685GB of single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash parts, which only 450GB of usable. The rest is given to overprovisioning and RAID parity storage for reliability and performance purposes, as well as sporting a pretty decent PowerPC CPU.

TMS also claim that the RamSan-70 can reach an astounding 2,500MB/sec sustained read, with anywhere between 300K-1,200K read input/output operations per second (IOPS). This is all backed up with a write latency of 30 microseconds,with bandwidth being sustained through a PCI Express 2.0 x8 slot. Isn't that the hottest few lines of text you've ever heard regarding storage? I think so.

TMS also claims that the the RamSan-70 is the fastest flash-based SSD around, considering rivals OCZ with their RevoDrive 3 maxing out at just 1GB/sec read and 130k write IOPS. Comparing that to TMS' solution, it now feels slow.

But, the RamSan-70 is aimed mainly at the professional market, considering there's no cost yet, it could cost you an organ. But, can it run Crysis?

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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