Samsung's New Video Makes Us Want 24 SSDs

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guest001

Sounds like MPC needs to upgrade the dream machine. The builds are quite similar.

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-it-

i would not be surprised if it spontaniously burst into flamesXD

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vistageek

I thought my Raid 0 was fast. I REALLY want one of those. That is some bragging rights. An just think of all the ladies I could pick up if I had those. JK. OMG... I want one...

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Devo85x

I want to build this with a custom case that could actually hold all the drives

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digitaljones

Get few of these; I have 3 and they work well.

 

http://www.addonics.com/products/raid_system/ae4rcs25nsa.asp

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MyMojo

Thanks for that link! I'll have to remember that when I move to SSDs. Awesome!

If humans evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?

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Keith E. Whisman

That is the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. I'm sure this thing will be waiting at Kessel for the Milenium Falcon to arrive. 

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hogkill

shut up about the Kessel run. you manage to put it in almost every bloody comment you leave on this site

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nekollx

epic win

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TheMurph

Just to note for noting's sake, but this isn't that impressive when you consider that the 24 connected drives are just bumping up against the bandwidth limit of a PCI Express x8 connection (2,000 MB/sec) -- assuming, as I am, that Samsung is using the biggest PCI Express x8 RAID card it can find.  I haven't known many, if any, consumer cards to come in PCI Express x16 versions.

That said, the theoretical maximum bandwidth of 24, 256GB Samsung SSDs is somewhere in the 5 GB/sec range.  While 2 GB/sec is nothing to scoff at, it also doesn't represent the potential maximum power of these drives.

 

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MyMojo

In other words: they could get the same results with fewer drives, read...... 'wasted some money' Ha Ha.... nice catch Murph.

If humans evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?

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TheMurph

Actually, if you wait until the very, very end of the video, they display their crazy setup: 10 drives on one RAID controller, 8 drives on a second RAID controller, and 6 drives connected directly to the motherboard.  Beats my "they slapped it all on an x8 controller" theory, but I bet they're still taking a performance hit from splitting the RAID up as they do.

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Keith E. Whisman

Who cares? That rig has some serious MOJO man... It's got all it's junk just hanging out for all to see.

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bear

Finally! An HDD setup that can *almost* keep up with the OC-384 I've always wanted!

 

 

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MyMojo

Wow! I thought my hard drive setup was fast! Hard drives are usually the bottleneck when it comes to building a fast system. Not the proc, unless it's just really outdated. I've been using four 15,000 rpm SAS Cheetahs in RAID 0 with a Adaptec 31205 controller for over a year now and almost every program I have loads instantly. But not that fast! I only have an AMD X2 6400+ proc and I still get over a half gig/s of transfer speeds, but 2? All I can say is, I want some of that!

If humans evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?

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Kaasiim

While this is thoroughly covered in awesomesause, it does bring to mind a few questions that I’ve been meaning to ask regarding SSD’s.
Mainly real-world questions like how much of a difference in write speed is there between a regular hard drive (no, not a raptor) and a SSD.  Would putting 2 of them in raid make a significant difference in read/write speed?  

The 24 SSD raid set up is incredible, but if Samsung, or any SSD vendor is really wanting to promote sales, then they would need to provide information that most people can use.  (although displays such as this is still kickass)

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okron1k

i expect no less in this years dream machine! :D

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Geeksquadmyss

That is amazing, if only they could make SSD's pirces a little cheaper with more space and better write speed as well, and i would totally use them in my new machine

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