Gnutek (2006) - acquired by
Gnutek engineers have a long history of working in the storage industry,
specialising in products that deliver outstanding performance combined with
long lasting reliability.
In order to satisfy the ever increasing performance demands being placed on
disk systems, Guntek combined their disk technology expertise with emerging Nand
technology to produce the fastest, most reliable Nand flash solid state disk
drives available today. At over 50,000 random I/O operations per second, they
are a low power, cost effective solution to all i/o bottlenecks. The Gnutek
Maracite SSD features dual full duplex 2Gbit FC-AL interfaces, with capacities
up to 146Gbytes in 3.5 inch
form factor that is only 1 inch high. Gnutek is based based in Leatherhead,
Surrey in the UK. Phone +44 (0)1483 271 837 or visit http://www.gnutek.co.uk for
- editor mentions on StorageSearch.com
- editor's comments:- - as you can see from this
datasheet (pdf) - Gnutek's 3.5" flash SSDs had 18,000
and 52,000 read IOPS - which was a very good figure in 2006 and would
still be a respectable performance today.
I first heard about the
company in September 2005 when the SSD's designer Simon Haynes
contacted me about advertising and free listings about their upcoming Maracite
SSD in our SSD directory.
It didn't take long for Gnutek to get noticed. And acquired by
STEC - which happened 11
months later - in October 2006.
This acquisition provided the
foundation technology for the original ZeusIOPS SSD product line.