New SATA 3.2 specification brings faster SSDs

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We’ve just posted the following news: New SATA 3.2 specification brings faster SSDs[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2011/08/sataio.jpg[/newsimage]

SATA-IO, the International Organization that owns and manages Serial ATA specifications has announced SATA 3.2 which paves the way for faster SSDs.

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I wonder how far out in time this will be, I mean a year , two years, personally I am very excited about this, great stuff.:wink:


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SSD drives are the main application, because stanadard HDD’s and even consumer broadband are left in the dust by the throughput. Usb 3.1 will also be 1280MB soon. The killer app is being able to MOVE high bit rate HD video across medium super fast (or anything else for that matter) and not wait around hours. By contrast, google’s gigabit svc is only ~125 MB/Sec peak…

IIRC the fastest SSD currently comes nowhere NEAR the 1200mb spec, let alone 2000mb… so this would mean somebody with a raid ssd setup on both sides of the equation… and of course they’d have to get a 100gigabit switch setup to transfer the data or rig up an external cabling setup to connect computer to computer. great engineering puzzles to work out when money is no object.


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IIRC the fastest SSD currently comes nowhere NEAR the 1200mb spec, let alone 2000mb… so this would mean somebody with a raid ssd setup on both sides of the equation… and of course they’d have to get a 100gigabit switch setup to transfer the data or rig up an external cabling setup to connect computer to computer. great engineering puzzles to work out when money is no object.[/QUOTE]

That’s no more true.

Both the new Mac Pro (to be released in a few weeks) and the latest iMac from Apple offer PCIe SSDs. They look to be made by Samsung.

There’s flash storage, and then there’s next-generation PCI Express flash storage. We’re talking storage that’s up to 2.5 times faster than the fastest SATA-based solid-state drive and up to 10 times faster than a 7200-rpm SATA hard drive. Most flash storage systems connect via SATA buses designed for slower spinning hard drives. But we designed the new Mac Pro around new PCI Express-based flash controller technology to deliver the fastest solid-state drives available standard in a desktop computer. So booting up, launching apps, even opening massive files happens in, well, a flash.

Samsung has long considered switching to PCIe and other interfaces.

I think GB/s speed is no more reserved for RAIDed drives. 2GB/s will soon become the new norm.

Samsung’s PCI Express SSD XP941 Reivew (in Korean, supports AHCI)

http://www.kbench.com/hardware/?no=122121&sc=3

Samsung’s PCI Express SSD XS175 (supports both AHCI and NVMe)