► DRAM / NAND Synthesis - A one-to-one correspondence
between solid-state storage capacities. Combines the superior
speed, reliability, and longevity of DRAM with the non-volatility of
NAND. Removes the necessity and thus performance penalty
of a NAND wear leveling implementation. Resolves the inherent
random write limitations of a NAND based SSD by using DRAM.
► HBA / SSD Unification - Negates needless data transfer
between the otherwise physically separate HBA and SSD.
► Lowest Latency Architecture - The X1 uses a single chip
storage accelerator, based on an FPGA, and is purpose-built to
dominate IO operations. Achieves the lowest possible latency
by permitting a single "hop" between the host CPU and storage.
Contrast to a SAS SSD which has an absolute best case of two
hops, as now at least two controller chips must be traversed. A three hop latency exists when the SAS SSD is JBOD mounted.
► Custom Device Driver - Replaces archaic SCSI protocol
transfers with a direct-to-hardware storage stack, bypassing
the inefficiency dictated by a SAS SSD using end-to-end SCSI.
► Supercapacitor Powered - The SuperCap PowerPack en-
ables the DRAM to NAND data transfer after a host power loss.