It’s a bit sad, really: SATA 6Gbps ony a couple years old and already we’re seeing SSDs push the limits of the interface. While the SATA spec will eventually be updated to support even higher bandwidths, right now companies looking for higher performance need to find other solutions. Several are moving to direct interfaces via PCIe, where even an x4 configuration can offer over three times the bandwidth of SATA 6Gbps. OCZ has the RevoDrive line, and Super Talent has their RAIDDrive. Super Talent had two new models of RAIDDrive on display at CES; the basic model is the upStream 480GB with up to four SSD controllers (SandForce 2200) while the RAIDDrive II supports up to 2TB and eight SF-2200 controllers. Besides the RAIDDrive cards...

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