Fusion-io Reveals Wicked Fast ioDrive Duo SSDs

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.