Faster data access is the promise of a new range of solid state drives.
Australian startup Platypus Technology has launched its Qik family of products through Auckland distributor, The Microsource.
Platypus says conventional hard drives use moving mechanical parts, while its systems are solid state silicon with a PCI bus interface.
That enables data transfer speeds of 100Mb/s, the company says. QikCACHE, QikDRIVE and QikDATA are not meant to replace existing hard drives, but complement them.
The Qik products were developed over two years, originating from Hypertec's research and development group.
Platypus's managing director is Colin Lillywhite, former head of Hypertec and former Hypertec majority shareholder. Geoff O'Reilly is Platypus's primary business owner and chairman.
Distributor, The Microsource, has an Auckland head office and warehouse, and a branch office in Wellington.
Its general manager, Glenn Scown, says the Qik range can dramatically increase server performance.
"We see tremendous opportunities for application with NT servers, Citrix servers, and application servers requiring high performance," Scown says.
Product details are available at www.platypustechnology.com.