Eight SSDs team up on Super Talent’s RAIDDrive II Plus PCIe drive

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Super Talent has a new PCI Express SSD. The RAIDDrive II Plus combines eight SATA-based solid-state drives behind an LSI RAID chip with an eight-lane PCIe 2.0 interface. Variants are available with up to 2TB of storage, and the performance specifications are impressive: 2.6GB/s for sequential reads and 3.2GB/s for sequential writes.

Like its RAIDDrive II forebear, the latest Plus revision uses LSI’s 2108 RAID controller. However, the new model has more configuration options. Its onboard SSDs can be arranged in RAID 6 and 10 arrays in addition to the RAID 0 and 5 setups supported by the standard RAIDDrive II.