The Hyperdrive4 is a 5.25 inch IRDE interface based Solid
State Disk for PC and server acceleration applications.
provides the easiest and fastest way of removing I/O bottlenecks and increasing
system performance. These performance-enhancing peripherals eliminate I/O wait
time in storage and accelerate application performance in any I/O or bandwidth
intensive environment. The Hyperdrive4 exhibits higher levels of reliability and
includes more high-availability features than conventional storage.
- form factor:- 5.25 inch (like a CD-ROM drive)
- capacity:- upto 16G / 32G bytes
- memory type:- DDR RAM
- interface:- IDE, PIO 0-4 UDMA 0-6
- access time:- 1.1µs read / 250nS write
- Sustained Read / Write:- 126MB/s (at UDMA 6)
- IOPS:- 44.000 (at UDMA 6)
- Operating Temperature:- 0°C - 60°C
And here at last, the HyperDrive4's have hit the CPU
performance wall. A dual core 5200+ Athlon on an ASUS 590 MOBO with Windows XP
cannot fully handle more than 3 HyperDrive4's at max IOPS! Finally Storage
Technology has caught up with processing technology!
- Furthermore, the IOPS performance of one HyperDrive4 unit is limited by the
STR (120 MB per second) not the seek time (1 microsecond). So 2 or 3 or 4
HyperDrives in RAID0 give the following results
- 2 HyperDrive4's in RAID0 70,000 - 77,000 IOPS 215-230 MB/s STR (HDTach)
- 3 HyperDrive4's in RAID0 92,000 - 95,000 IOPS 330-345 MB/s STR (HDTach)
- 4 HyperDrive4's in RAID0 88,000 - 94,000 IOPS 395-413 MB/s STR (HDTach)
To achieve the above results you need to use a very low latency (very
thin) RAID card such as a Silicon3124-2 card or the Adaptec 1430SA.
Alternatively you can get pretty near them using Windows 2K or XP pro or 2003
RAID0 (using the HyperDrive4's as dynamic disks).
This makes the HyperDrive4 the fastest individual drive in the
world (IOPS) and by far the cheapest DDR solution and offers the