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DTS

DTS makes the Platinum SSD, (at one time) the fastest 2.5" SATA 2.0 flash SSD. The Platinum SSD is compatible with any OS that supports SATA and appears just like a regular hard drive but with 40,000 random IOPS performance. It has orders of magnitude better endurance than pure flash SSDs due to the write attenuation (opposite of write amplication) which results from its large non volatile internal gigabyte RAM cache.. Using the Platinum SSD from DTS, you can improve the performance of many server applications significantly compared to using most other flash SSDs. DTS was founded in 1996 and has facilities in Japan, US and Pakistan.

See also:- DTS - editor mentions on STORAGEsearch.com

  • editor's comments:- September 2010 - DTS made a dramatic entry into the high performance hard disk market in 2008 with its Platinum HDD - a 3.5" hybrid drive which integrated a hard drive with an internal Gigabyte RAM cache. In 2009 the company used a similar architecture to launch a 2.5" fat flash SSD - in which the bulk store was implemented by a conventional flash SSD with an internal SSD ASAP controller transparently managing the performance boost from the fat cache. This made it the fastest 2.5" drive (rated by IOPS) in 2009.

    But in 2010 - SSD controller enhancements from companies like SandForce and Anobit made it possible for 2.5" SSD oems to get similar / better IOPS performance from flash SSDs using a skinny architecture without needing an additional external controller and memory. These competing products had lower parts counts. lower power consumption, better reliability and lower cost - and therefore killed most of the market prospects for the DTS SSD.

    It remains to be seen whether the SSD market has a nuche for a "super fat" 2.5" SSD - or in effect a 2.5" RAM SSD. 3 manufacturers currently ship 3.5" RAM SSDs for critical database speedups in which the high cost (compared to the cost of flash SSDs) is worthwhile - for lucky enterprise users who can relocate the bulk of their hotspots into 4 to 8GB.
Notes from SSD market history
The product below, from DTS was featured on StorageSearch.com in Q4 2009. At that time it was the fastest 2.5" SATA 2 SSD.
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Platinum M-Cell SSD
the fastest - 2.5" SATA flash SSD
from DTS
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Imprinting the brain of the SSD - MarketingViews case study
Editor:- August 26, 2010 - StorageSearch.com today published a new article - Imprinting the brain of the SSD - which describes how the SSD market went from:- Who cares? to You care! about the identity of SSD controllers.
click to read the case study - about the SandForce Driven program The new article compares SandForce's SSD processor branding program with previous examples in chip history and analyzes key business success factors. ...read the article
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DTS - editor mentions in SSD market history
In February 2009 - DTS announced availability of the fastest 3.5" SATA SSD - the Platinum HDD 2009 model. Internally it has a 1GB RAM SSD which operates as a non volatile RAM cache for an internal flash SSD (320GB to 512GB). Aimed at server acceleration applications performance is 25,000 R/W IOPS, read speed is 250MB/s, and write speed is upto 240MB/s. DTS says the huge nv cache also attenuates writes (opposite of write amplification) - thereby reducing flash wear by x10 to x400 compared to conventional flash SSDs.

In June 2009 - DTS won a best of show award at Interop Tokyo 2009 for its Platinum SSD. The company says it will ship a 2.5" version of this product - which delivers about 40,000 IOPS and 250MB/s R/W - later this month.

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