RADX has introduced its Trifecta-SSD-RM, removable M.2 NVMe SSD data storage modules for PXIe/CPCIe systemsEngineering360 News Desk | September 10, 2022
RADX Technologies, Inc a U.S.-based, small business supplier of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), high performance computing (HPC) hardware and software products for modular test and measurement (T&M), software defined radio (SDR) and electronic warfare (EW) markets, has announced the Trifecta-SSD-RM, a family of COTS, low-cost, high-performance, removable M.2 NVMe SSD data storage modules for PXIe/CPCIe systems.
Trifecta-SSD-RM PCIe/CPCIe Modules feature a M.2 NVMe SSD data cartridge that is easy-to-remove, replace and upgrade. When inserted into the Trifecta-SSD-RM Module, the data cartridge connects to the PXIe chassis backplane via a PCIe G3/G4 x4 interface. Trifecta-SSD-RM data cartridges are available in 1, 2, 4 and 8TB capacities, which is two times to 16 times the capacity of popular embedded controller (EC) SSDs. When employed in a G3 PXIe x4 or x8 PXIe chassis, Trifecta-SSD-RM can support sequential read/write performance up to ~3.5 GB/sec, which is ~seven times faster than EC SATA3 drives for both sequential read and write performance and ~three times faster sequential write performance than popular EC NVMe SSDs. In addition, Trifecta-SSD-RM, unlike EC SSDs, supports software RAID with multiple modules, which can easily double, triple or quadruple the capacity and performance of the data storage subsystem via RAID-0 or provide enhanced fault-tolerance via RAID-1.
With its ease-of-use, flexibility, wide range of capacities, high performance, and low price, Trifecta-SSD-RM provides a cost-effective data storage upgrade for both existing and new PXIe/CPCI systems supporting wideband data acquisition applications where SSD write performance is important, as well as for applications that require frequent security level changes or rapid backups.
“We’ve seen dozens of applications that need a high-performance, easy-to-remove, data drive that’s larger and faster than Embedded Controller drives but doesn’t require the 16, 32 or 64 TB/slot and 7 GB/Sec read/write performance of our flagship Trifecta-SSD-RAID Modules for ultra-wideband systems,” said Ross Q. Smith, RADX co-founder and CEO. “With Trifecta-SSD-RM, customers can now add COTS SSDs up to 7x faster and 16x larger than Embedded Controller SSDs — at previously unattainable price points, which is essential for users needing better performance, multiple drives for data archiving, and/or multiple security levels.”