New Data Storage Performance Records Set Again by Texas Memory Systems

Texas Memory Systems RamSan-400 solid state disk produces a new world record SPC-1 performance and price-performance result.

HOUSTON, TEXAS, January 28, 2008 - Texas Memory Systems, Inc., producers of The World's Fastest Storage®, today announced that it has broken the world data storage performance record and the data storage price-performance record again. The new records were achieved using standard server and storage network hardware and the Texas Memory Systems RamSan-400 solid state disk (SSD) - a device used by IT departments to increase the speed of their enterprise applications in order to accommodate more transactions and users.

Based on audited results submitted to the vendor-neutral Storage Performance Council (SPC), the Texas Memory Systems RamSan-400 solid state disk delivered a record 291,208.58 SPC-1 IOPS(TM) (input/output requests per second) with a record average response time of just 0.86 milliseconds*. The RamSan-400 also established a new SPC-1 Price-Performance(TM) record by delivering that performance at just $0.67 per SPC-1 IOPS.

"Texas Memory Systems is to be congratulated for its use of the industry-standard SPC-1 benchmark to validate the world record performance and price-performance of the RamSan-400," said Walter E. Baker, Administrator of the Storage Performance Council. "This outstanding SPC-1 Result further illustrates the applicability of SPC Benchmarks to measure and compare a wide range of storage products including innovative solid state storage systems such as the RamSan-400."

"This SPC Result demonstrates that when a firm needs better application performance, they cannot get faster storage or a lower cost per IOPS than they can with the RamSan solid state disk," said Woody Hutsell, executive vice president at Texas Memory Systems. "Additionally, enterprises will no longer need to purchase and maintain surplus hard disk capacity just to get higher performance."

Texas Memory Systems used "white box" servers with 4GB of memory to operate the SPC-1 benchmarking application. QLogic® QLE2462 host bus adapters and SANbox(TM) 5600 fabric switches were the only SAN elements.

CIOs in the financial, telecom, e-commerce, and online-gaming industries, as well as government, military, and research organizations, strategically use solid state disk to accelerate database-centric applications, such as those used for online transaction processing (OLTP), high definition video-editing, data warehousing, and rendering, because software applications running on solid state disks can accommodate more concurrent users and more simultaneous transactions.

About The Storage Performance Council (SPC)

The Storage Performance Council is an industry standard, vendor-neutral organization focused on fostering the perpetual advancement of storage technology through rigorous, audited, reliable, and public benchmarks performed on all storage subsystems. SPC benchmarks are designed to provide a rigorous, audited and reliable measure of performance. The SPC-1 workload is representative of typical Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) environments, such as those found in e-commerce and financial sectors.

About Texas Memory Systems

Texas Memory Systems ( produces the World's Fastest Storage® and is a leader in the solid state storage market. Their award winning RamSan solid state disks are used to accelerate enterprise applications like OLTP databases, batch processes, and data warehouses. Founded in 1978, Texas Memory Systems sells directly to high performance enterprise and government organizations. Their products are also available through OEM and reseller partners.

*Details of the Texas Memory Systems RamSan-400 SPC-1 Results as of January 28, 2008 are available at:

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