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Intel Officially Announces the SSD 910 PCI Express Family

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Intel has officially announced its SSD 910 “Ramsdale” PCI-Express SSD family which is the company’s first SSD to feature the PCI-e add-on card form-factor design. The new SSD utilizes the HET-MLC NAND flash chips which are arranged in two/four sub-units.

The SSD 910 is made up of three stacked PCB’s with connectivity provided through a PCI-Express 2.0 x8 bus interface, The PCB with the interface holds the SAS Bridge (A Raid Controller) and four SAS/NAND ASICs. Each of the controller is wired to the NAND memory chips located on the other PCBs. The SAS PCIe bridge has been made by LSI.

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The SSD comes in two variants, A 800GB model and a 400GB one. The 400GB has two sub-units which provide 1 GB/s reads and 750 MB/s writes, with 90,000 IOPS reads, with 38,000 IOPS writes and the 800GB variant with its four sub-units and a greater number of on-board controllers gives 2 GB/s reads with 1 GB/s writes, and 180,000 IOPS reads, with 75,000 IOPS writes.

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The retail price of the 910 Series 400GB SSD would be US $1,929 and the 800GB SSD would cost US $3859.