Cenatek (circa 2007)
Cenatek, Inc. is a leading provider of high speed storage
systems with an installed base of over 5,000 customer sites.
company's storage products leverage patented solid state disk hardware and
software technology to set new standards for solid state storage price and
links and mentions on STORAGEsearch.com
- editor's comments:-
Cenatek entered the SSD
market in July
2001 with the launch of its Rocket Drive - a PCI bus RAM SSD which was
designed as a performance accelerator "delivering performance of up to one
million transactions per second."
The product's designer Jason Caulkins - went
on to be the CTO of Dataram's SSD business.
June 2007 - Cenatek launched the Rocket Drive Micro:- an
form-factor, high speed solid state disk designed for use with any ExpressCard
equipped laptop or desktop. It can be used with the ReadyBoost feature in
In October 2008 -
Dataram re-entered the
SSD market with the acquisition of strategic assets from
Cenatek whose CEO has
joined Dataram to lead the company's return to solid state storage, an area they
pioneered almost 40 years ago..
|The product info below is from the 2003 edition of the
SSD Buyers Guide
Cenatek offers solid state
disks based on an innovative PCI-based form factor, making our SSD units very
cost-effective, easy to install and easy to use. Rocket Drive's entry-level
pricing for 1GB capacity boards start at $499 without memory and $1,199 with
memory. End-users such as gaming enthusiasts and multimedia editors truly
appreciate the affordability of these units.
|Cenatek'a most popular model is the Rocket Drive with 4GB
capacity which is available as a board only for $899, or populated and tested
with certified memory for $3,599. Rocket Drive supports Windows 2000/XP/NT, Red
Hat Linux 7.3/8.0, FreeBSD, and Solaris 8/UltraSPARC II platforms, and can be
found in use today on GIS, financial/trading, and other transaction-intensive
database systems. |
Professionals using data-intensive applications such
as AutoCAD, Oracle, mail managers, and HTML document conversion software also
appreciate the scalability and high speed performance of CENATEK's PCI-based
solid state disks. Extending the life of existing infrastructure (e.g., not
having to upgrade their workstations or servers) translates into cost- and
time-saving benefits, in addition to the increase in productivity gained by
using Rocket Drive. With an access time of 0.6 microseconds, Rocket Drive has
been benchmarked by our customers at over 35,000 I/O operations per second and
has provided transfer rates over 5X faster than that of hard disk drives.