Tag: pcie

  • AnandTech | The Intel SSD DC P3700 Review Part 2: NVMe on Client Workloads

    Although Intel’s SSD DC P3700 is clearly targeted at the enterprise, the drive will be priced quite aggressively at $3/GB. Furthermore, Intel will be using the same controller and firmware architecture in two other, lower cost derivatives (P3500/P3600). In light of Intel’s positioning of the P3xxx family, a number of you asked for us to […]


  • AnandTech | Intel SSD DC P3700 Review: The PCIe SSD Transition Begins with NVMe

    We don’t see infrequent blips of CPU architecture releases from Intel, we get a regular, 2-year tick-tock cadence. It’s time for Intel’s NSG to be given the resources necessary to do the same. I long for the day when we don’t just see these SSD releases limited to the enterprise and corporate client segments, but […]

  • PCIe hard drives? You read that right, says WD • The Register

    WD will demo PCIe-connected disk drives at the Computex tech conference in Taipei, using a SATA Express interface. via PCIe hard drives? You read that right, says WD • The Register. Even though the SATA Express isn’t meant to be a long term architectural improvement over simple SATA or just PCIe drive interfaces, it is […]

  • AnandTech | Samsung SSD XP941 Review: The PCIe Era Is Here

    I don’t think there is any other way to say this other than to state that the XP941 is without a doubt the fastest consumer SSD in the market. It set records in almost all of our benchmarks and beat SATA 6Gbps drives by a substantial margin. It’s not only faster than the SATA 6Gbps […]

  • AnandTech | Testing SATA Express And Why We Need Faster SSDs

    Even a PCIe 2.0 x2 link offers about a 40% increase in maximum throughput over SATA 6Gbps. Like most interfaces, PCIe 2.0 isn’t 100% efficient and based on our internal tests the bandwidth efficiency is around 78-79%, so in the real world you should expect to get ~780MB/s out of a PCIe 2.0 x2 link, […]

  • Fusion-io shoves OS aside, lets apps drill straight into flash • The Register

    Like the native API libraries, directFS is implemented directly on ioMemory, significantly reducing latency by entirely bypassing operating system buffer caches, file system and kernel block I/O layers. Fusion-io directFS will be released as a practical working example of an application running natively on flash to help developers explore the use of Fusion-io APIs. via […]

  • AnandTech – Some Thoughts on SandForces 3rd Generation SSD Controller

    Finally theres talk about looking at other interfaces in addition to SATA. Its possible that we may see a PCIe version of SandForces 3rd generation controller. via AnandTech – Some Thoughts on SandForces 3rd Generation SSD Controller. Some interesting notes about future directions SandForce might take especially now that SandForce has been bought out by […]

  • More PCI-express SSD cards coming to OS X | MacFixIt – CNET Reviews

    The card will use the Marvell 88SE9455 RAID controller that will interface with the SandForce 2200-based daughter cards that can be added to the main controller on demand. This will allow for user-configurable drive sizes from between 60GB and 2TB in size, allowing you to expand your storage as your need for it increases. via […]

  • Fusion plays its card: The Ten of Terabytes • The Register

    It seems like every time competitors in the PCIe SSD market start to reach performance and density parity, Fusion-io creates a new product that raises the bar a little bit higher. Witness the king of the PCIe density race, the new 10TByte Fusion-io PCIe SSD. Read On:

  • Angelbird Now Shipping SSD RAID Card for 800 MB/s

    At first I had great doubts of a product seeing market. Angelbird pronounced a product that wasn’t yet shipping in Oct. of last year. At long last 11 months later they have shipping product to announce. Here now is the PCIe based SSD from Angelbird. Read On: