Fusion-io announced the ioDrive 2 at Oracle OpenWorld. As successor to the ioDrive Duo, the flash drive delivers twice the bandwidth for slightly less cost.
According to Fusion-io, the ioDrive 2 will ship in capacities of 365GB, 785 GB, 1.2 TB and 2.4 TB and deliver an I/O performance of up to 700,000 read I/Os per second (IOPS) and more than 900,000 write IOPS. the bandwidth is now at 3 GB/s, which is up from1.5 GB/s in the predecessor. As a generational upgrade, the flash drive now uses 20 nm-class MLC NAND flash, which the company sources from Intel/Micron, Samsung, Toshiba and SanDisk.
Operating system support has been extended and now covers Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris x86, ESXi 5.0 and HP-UX.
If you are looking for enterprise flash drives, there is also the good news that the cards are cheaper. The 365 GB drive will sell for $5950, which compares to a street price of more than $6100 for the 320 GB ioDrive Duo. Fusion-io will follow up with 400 GB, 600 GB and 1.2 TB SLC flash version later this year. No prices are available yet, but expect those drives to sell for five figures.