Super Talent teases whip-fast RAIDDrive UpStream PCIe SSD
Super Talent’s developed a PCI Express flash storage system that’s far faster than your current SSD yet promises to be cheaper than the company’s current PCIe offerings. The RAIDDrive UpStream uses a Sandforce controller to push around 1GBps of data at twice the speed of a SATA unit. Available to buy in 220GB, 460GB and 960GB editions, it sandwiches in four RAID drives to competitor OCZ’s two, and is promised to be an “upsetter” by marketing director Peter Carcione. The company’s hoping to get the devices into boxes and onto shelves by the end of April, for a price that’s yet to be decided. Just remember, powerful SSDs are like having a butler: desirable, yes, but also a little pricey if your surname isn’t Abramovitch or Buffett.