Fusion-io Reveals Wicked Fast ioDrive Duo SSDs

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Fusion-io, the company famous for producing the world's fastest and most expensive SSD solution, is back again with another blazing fast innovation. This time, we're drooling over the ioDrive Duo, which is hailed as the fastest and most innovative SSD this planet has ever seen. Per usual, the server-based PCI Express SSD offering is aimed at enterprises who can and will pay more for vast quantities of lightning fast storage space. How fast, you ask? Oh, just 1.5 gigabytes per second of sustained throughput. Yeah, wow.

the ioDrive Duo essentially doubles the slot capacity of the company's PCI Express-based ioDrive, providing solutions in 160GB, 320GB, 640GB and 1.28TB sizes. The whole bunch can "easily" sustain 1.5Gbytes/sec of read bandwidth and nearly 200,000 read IOPS, with sustained write bandwidth measuring in at 1400MB/sec and latency under 50 µsec.



The new ioDrive Duo devices will go on sale for presumably incomprehensible prices this April save for the 1.28TB edition, which won't ship until the second half of 2009. Look at it this way -- Fusion-io is just giving you more time to save up.
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AjayD replied on Wed, Mar 11 2009 1:36 PM

I can't wait until this level of speed actually becomes affordable. A 1.28TB SSD is music to my ears.

 

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Yea, that will be nice...

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I don't know why you call this an SSD, since it is not a drive in the normal sense(Can't boot from it).

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3vi1 replied on Wed, Mar 11 2009 5:45 PM

It will be affordable in just a few years... the problem is, it will be competing with slower drives that hold a petabyte. Heheh

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z0iid replied on Wed, Mar 11 2009 6:34 PM

@3vi1

you are terrible at math. at the most optimistic view, doubling storage capacities each year, and stretching your "few years" to 4 years, you *might* be looking at 32TB. My opinion, maybe 6-8TB would be realistic by 2012.

a petabyte is 1024TB. At the most optimistic view, it wont be until 2022 - and for some reason, I think hard drives as we know them won't be capable of storage densities that high. Probably some sort of holographic storage media. *shrug*

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It's ok 3vi1. I get your humor. Also this is the company are little dancing queen Woz is working for now right?

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Mar 13 2009 10:19 PM

And, unlike Bob, you're terrible at getting half-joking references to petabyte drives that were promised three years ago.

The point of the joke was that even if the price comes down, it won't compete with other slower technologies. That will almost certainly prove valid.

PS: As someone that's been programming computers for 27 years, and had a CS degree for 19 years... I'm pretty sure I don't suck at math and am aware of how large a petabyte is. Thanks.

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ice91785 replied on Fri, Mar 13 2009 11:17 PM

So 3vi1, what you are trying to say here is that if I were to paypal you money...you would be willing to do all of my C# programs for me for the rest of the semester? (1 a week for about 8 more weeks)

 

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Mar 13 2009 11:36 PM

hehe... I just finished writing about 30,000 lines of C# for a modular SNMP polling/reporting system I created. I'll be happy to look over anything if you want my input. :p

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dizowned replied on Sat, Mar 14 2009 4:37 AM

why couldnt you boot from it? essentially the bios would just pick it up as an add-in controller, which is just hardwired to SS chips that the controller will translate into looking like a harddrive -- essentially making it fully transparent to the system.

It's not custom unless your the only one who can boot it.

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ice91785 replied on Sun, Mar 15 2009 12:14 AM

3vi1:
hehe... I just finished writing about 30,000 lines of C# for a modular SNMP polling/reporting system I created. I'll be happy to look over anything if you want my input. :p

I want you to input my program...start to finish Wink

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3vi1 replied on Sun, Mar 15 2009 10:23 AM

lol!

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