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Angelbird demonstrates SSD with Novachips Bugatti controller

Angelbrd gives us an exclusive look at their new upcoming products.

Published Jun 7, 2014 7:48 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST
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Computex 2014 - Angelbird gave us a look at their upcoming Novachips Bugatti-powered SSD.

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This is the new Angelbird X2 Wings. This AHCI compatible PCIe card is bootable and utilizes an undisclosed RAID controller to aggregate the performance of two SSDs in RAID. The card can be a bit power hungry, pulling over 75 Watts. There is a embedded power connector to assist with external power. There is also backlighting during operation to appeal to the enthusiast crowd.

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The NVS 3600A is a 10 channel controller that works in concert with 256MB of DRAM in this configuration.

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On the rear of the PCB we note the Micron NAND on the new Angelbird product.

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These portable bus-powered SSDs provide large capacity in a small form factor for mobile users.

The quest for benchmark world records led Paul further and further down the overclocking rabbit hole. SSDs and RAID controllers were a big part of that equation, allowing him to push performance to the bleeding edge. Finding the fastest and most extreme storage solutions led to experience with a myriad of high-end enterprise devices. Soon testing SSDs and Enterprise RAID controllers at the limits of their performance became Paul's real passion, one that is carried out through writing articles and reviews.

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