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FMS 2012 - Biwin Preparing Multi-Drive SF-2281 RAID on PCIe

BiWin preparing first Novachip Bugatti-powered SSD, the NuvoDrive NX

Chris Ramseyer | Aug 25, 2012 at 9:22 pm CDT (0 mins, 48 secs time to read)

Flash Memory Summit 2012 - At Computex, Biwin distinguished themselves from the herd by showing the first Novachip Bugatti controlled SSD, NuvoDrive NX. We spent a few days with the upcoming NuvoDrive NX but that is old news now because Biwin just displayed an even more exciting product at Flash Memory Summit 2012.

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We didn't get a chance to ask Biwin about the new drive but you know we are on top of it this morning. Under the heatsink is an undisclosed RAID controller, most likely either LSI or Marvell. Four mSATA SSDs using LSI SandForce FPUs are on each side for a total of eight.

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On the connector side we found an 8x PCIe 2.0 connector, the industry standard at this time but PCIe 3.0 is just around the corner so this product may be shadowed by the start of 2013. Still, we'll take 8x LSI SandForce 2281 performance with PCIe 2.0 as a starting point.

We're excited about this one for sure!

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Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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