It’s now possible to conduct some interesting performance tests on real PCIe Gen 3 products and the video below shows you a PCIe Gen 3 RAID card talking to 16 SSDs, which is the number of drives needed to saturate a setup based on an Intel Sandy Bridge processor and chip set. The result is 6600 Mbytes/sec of throughput—about 90% of the theoretical maximum [for an 8-lane implementation of the PCIe Gen 3 protocol]. With tweaking, that number might go up to 95%. Just watch the video.
For information on the PCIe Gen 3 IP used in the creation of the Adaptec RAID SoC, click here.
If you’d like to see this demo LIVE, sign up for this month’s Flash Memory Summit, but hurry, the online discount’s going away soon.