Storage frenzy - the new drive that gets the most out of PCI-Express 4.0 technology • HWzone

Storage Madness - The new drive that gets the most out of PCI-Express 4.0 technology

A company called Liqid utilizes eight up-to-date controllers from home To provide us with a product capable of reaching 24 GB speeds per second

The first SSDs In the market Based on the PCI-Express 4.0 standard Introduced to us The potential buds of the new dual bandwidth connection Made available to users thanks to the new generation of products - And now we see more impressive steps designed to produce every drop Possible for server storage world.

An American company named Liqid has unveiled a new product family - Element LQD4500 Designed for the corporate world and the world of information centers with a full-length expansion card configuration with a PCI-Express 4.0 × 16 interface, which includes no less than eight modern Phison E16 controllers, such as those used by Most of the first home NVMe drives In the standard The PCIe 4.0.

New in storage - with spectacular capabilities

This massive array allows LQD4500 drives to offer customers volume between 6 terabyte and 30 terabyte - with up to 24 gigabytes of continuous transfer speeds per second in read and write, ie 5 per single home drive, and with performance Random when working with small 4KB files up to 4,000,000IOPS both when writing and when reading. The drives include a warranty for a period of 3 years with a write volume of more than an entire drive volume every day, a capacitor to prevent loss of information when a sudden power failure, AES encryption support, support for use as a main and body drive Dedicated to handle up to 65 watts of power these products can reach.

Not for private consumers, but who knows - maybe things will change down the road

Company , Under its Aorus brand, we have already introduced a prototype of the PCI-Express 4.0 × 16 card with four drives It's capable of delivering continuous speeds of up to 15 gigabytes per second - but there's no doubt that this Liqid solution is taking that trend a step further.

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The prices of the LQD4500 drives have yet to be revealed, but it would not be overstated to estimate thousands of dollars as a base and even tens of thousands of dollars for maximum volumes. When can we fantasize about such capabilities on PCs as well? Probably not in the future - but nice to see that the potential for it already exists somewhere out there.


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