After learning just how wasteful data centers are, we'll welcome anything that can promise a lower energy draw, especially when the extra efficiency comes in tow with high performance.
To get right to the point, RunCore has formally launched the Kylin III PCI Express solid-state drive.
Available in capacities of 450 GB, 785 GB and 1.6 TB, it has up to 512B random access and a floating point performance of 3,000,000 IOPS read and 1,400,400 IOPS write.
Meanwhile, 4KB random access tests netted read IOPS of 700,000 and write IOPS of 500,000, the latest record for single-drive performance.
Furthermore, the sequential read rate is of 3 GB/s, while the write can reach 2 GB/s.
As if that weren't enough, several Kylin III PCI Express drives can be configured together into a RAID unit.
In layman terms, the Kylin III PCI Express drive is either the fastest drive of its type yet, or close enough that the difference doesn't matter. Unfortunately, we don't know the prices.