What to look forward to: While gamers have been impressed with the improvements that conventional 2.5Gb/s or 5Gb/s NVMe SSDs can bring to a PC or game console, RAID SSDs are on a completely different level. GRAID claims its latest model continues to push forward PCIe 4.0 cutting-edge speeds.
This week GRAID announced A SupremeRAID SR-1010 RAID data center storage card upgraded to PCIe 4.0 just a few months after its PCIe 3.0 predecessor. Like the SR-1000, which launched Last October, the new model delivered an incredible maximum sequential read speed of 110 GB/s, but doubled its maximum write speed from 11 GB/s to 22 GB/s.
However, these speeds are intended for Linux users. While both SR cards are slower on Windows, the performance they achieve on Microsoft OS is still amazing and the SR-1010 wins significantly in read speed. If the SR-1000 peaked at 65 GB/s on Windows, then its successor tops out at 74 GB/s. For comparison, OWC Accelsior 8MW from Other World Computing, released last November, has a maximum speed of 26GB/s.
The performance of GRAID SSDs is highly dependent on their unique hardware design. If the picture above looks like a GPU, then it is. SR-1010 is based on RTX A2000 by Nvidia workstation video card. In addition to boosting the power of GRAID SSDs, using GPU technology to power storage allows them to handle I/O on their own, bypassing the CPU.
The SR-1010 supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10. It is compatible with Windows Server 2019 and 2022 as well as multiple Linux distributions. GRAID Authorized Resellers and OEMs plan to start offering it starting May 1st.
Credit: www.techspot.com /