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RunCore launches 1TB SSD

RunCore launches 1TB SSD

The RunCore 1TB SSD features two SandForce 1200 controllers and speeds of over 500MB/s.

Chinese storage specialist RunCore has announced its latest product, and if you've been waiting for SSDs to get bigger you're in for a treat: the company's latest 3.5in solid-state device holds a whopping 1TB of data.

The company has achieved this impressive figure by joining together two banks of NAND flash chips, each equipped with its own SandForce 1200 SSD controller. This dual nature of the drive allows it to be configured in two ways: as a single 1TB drive, or as a 500GB mirrored drive for redundancy.

When configured in 1TB mode, RunCore claims that the drive can churn through over 500MB/s of data in both read and write mode - an impressive figure, but slightly less than double each module's rated 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write speeds.

To keep the date flowing to the SSD at a rate that it's happy with, RunCore has also opted to give it a SATA 6Gb/s interface, although promises that the drive is also fully backwards compatible with older SATA 3Gb/s ports if your machine doesn't support the new connectivity standard.

Sadly, there's one key thing missing from RunCore's announcement: pricing. With its support of SATA 6Gb/s, the blazingly fast transfer speeds, and the prodigious storage on offer, it's fair to say that RunCore's latest creation is likely to be out of reach of the average consumer.

Are you pleased to see companies concentrating on getting the size of SSDs up as well as the speed, or just wondering when devices like this will reach the level where everyone can afford them? Share your thoughts over in the forums.

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Picarro 10th December 2010, 15:04 Quote
Ooh shiny

I want 16 of these for my media server :p
B1GBUD 10th December 2010, 15:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Picarro
Ooh shiny

I want 16 of these for my media server :p

And a friendly Bank manager too I'd imagine!
The_Beast 10th December 2010, 15:42 Quote
I thought I saw 1tb SSD a while ago (4-5 months ago) so how is this news? I'm assuming price?
mclean007 10th December 2010, 15:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Beast
I thought I saw 1tb SSD a while ago (4-5 months ago) so how is this news? I'm assuming price?
Think there have been some PCIE SSDs running to that sort of capacity, but I don't believe I've seen a SATA drive of this size before. Anyone?
perplekks45 10th December 2010, 16:04 Quote
I already saw 1 TB SSDs. Granted, they were server grade hardware and hardly available for end customers but they existed a long time ago.

OCZ Colossus, for example.
sixfootsideburns 10th December 2010, 16:29 Quote
thats a whole lot of SSD... though I bet the price will be so outlandish I'd have to sell my car, or a tesitcle or something.

I'll stick with 1TB spindle drives and keep my SSD use to system drives for now I think, though it is pretty awesome
The_Beast 10th December 2010, 16:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by mclean007
Think there have been some PCIE SSDs running to that sort of capacity, but I don't believe I've seen a SATA drive of this size before. Anyone?

Nope it was SATA
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Originally Posted by perplekks45
I already saw 1 TB SSDs. Granted, they were server grade hardware and hardly available for end customers but they existed a long time ago.

OCZ Colossus, for example.


^^ yup, that was what I was thinking of
Flibblebot 10th December 2010, 16:44 Quote
The 1Tb OCZ Colossus retails at over £2k

I think perhaps I'll put of buying one of these for now ;)
mclean007 10th December 2010, 21:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Picarro
Ooh shiny

I want 16 of these for my media server :p
Erm. Why? Storing and serving media is the perfect application for spindle media: lots of long sequential reads, low I/O, large capacity requirement. And on a server I imagine it's tucked away somewhere out of earshot, so the drive noise isn't an issue.

So I ask again - why?
SMIFFYDUDE 10th December 2010, 21:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by mclean007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Picarro
Ooh shiny

I want 16 of these for my media server :p
Erm. Why? Storing and serving media is the perfect application for spindle media: lots of long sequential reads, low I/O, large capacity requirement. And on a server I imagine it's tucked away somewhere out of earshot, so the drive noise isn't an issue.

So I ask again - why?

Sticky out tongue suggests he wasn't being totally serious.
The_Beast 10th December 2010, 22:05 Quote
Sarcasm doesn't show well on the internetz
l3v1ck 10th December 2010, 22:29 Quote
So with two controllers can we expect TRIM issues?
Guinevere 11th December 2010, 12:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by l3v1ck
So with two controllers can we expect TRIM issues?

Of course not. It won't have trim :p
Phoenixlight 13th December 2010, 09:02 Quote
Would be nice if they could sell them for £350.00 each but I guess that's not going to happen.
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 13th December 2010, 09:07 Quote
Wow for $3000 you can take it home and be the envy of every geek in your neighborhood or buy your wife breast implants and be the envy of every geek and non geek in your neighborhood. Either way $3000 is a lot for silicon so I would go for the best bang for buck option on this one.
Picarro 13th December 2010, 09:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by mclean007
Erm. Why? Storing and serving media is the perfect application for spindle media: lots of long sequential reads, low I/O, large capacity requirement. And on a server I imagine it's tucked away somewhere out of earshot, so the drive noise isn't an issue.

So I ask again - why?

Sorry, my post obviously lacked [SARCASM] tags .. -.-'
sausages 13th December 2010, 23:08 Quote
This is so great.

I think it will cost about a billion pounds though.
Uxon 14th December 2010, 14:42 Quote
Sweet, maybe the price will have dropped enough in 3-4 years time that we can actually afford them. :D

(also hey, new here ;))
Anfield 14th December 2010, 21:55 Quote
^
Sure hope so, but by then you probably won't even be able to fit your steam folder on a 1TB drive.
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