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Fusion-io's 10 TB Flash Drive Boasts 6.7 GB/s Bandwidth

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Fusion-io has doubled the storage capacity in its ioMemory product line with its 10 TB ioDrive Octal.

The drive combines eight 1.28 TB MLC Flash memory modules and is offered in a PCI Express x16 Gen 2.0 Double Wide form factor, which means that the drive consumes two standard PCIe slots. Up to two drives can be integrated in a standard 1U server for a total flash capacity of 20.48 TB.

According to the manufacturer, the 10 TB ioDrive Octal delivers 1.3 million IOPS over a 6.7 GB/s bandwidth. Supported operating systems include 64-Bit Microsoft XP/Vista/Win7/Server 2003/Server 2008, RHEL 4/5/6, SLES 10/11, OEL v5, VMware ESX 4.0/4.1/ESXi 4.1, and Solaris 10 U8/U9 (x64).

"We believe that with the 10 TB ioDrive Octal, even highly data-intensive organizations can house increased amounts of data directly within the server to simultaneously accelerate their business and the efficiency of their data center,” said David Flynn, Fusion-io Chairman and CEO in a prepared statement.

Fusion-io said that the ioDrive Octal will become available in the first quarter of 2012. There was no information on the price of the drive.

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    mindless728 , November 15, 2011 8:24 PM
    "There was no information on the price of the drive."

    meaning if you have to ask, you can't afford it
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    Anonymous , November 15, 2011 8:07 PM
    that's a long card.
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    christop , November 15, 2011 8:09 PM
    I bet it will be 15 grand or more.
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    PrvtChurch , November 15, 2011 8:10 PM
    That is a LOT of storage. makes my 4.5TB seem puny.
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    joytech22 , November 15, 2011 8:15 PM
    Dear GOD.. That's more memory than in my entire system! (4.2TB)
    Faster too..

    OMG DEAR SANTA..
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    twztechman , November 15, 2011 8:15 PM
    I want one for my gaming rig!
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    mindless728 , November 15, 2011 8:24 PM
    "There was no information on the price of the drive."

    meaning if you have to ask, you can't afford it
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    JasonAkkerman , November 15, 2011 8:50 PM
    WANT!
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    nikorr , November 15, 2011 9:15 PM
    Now, that's what is called a speed demon : )
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    climber , November 15, 2011 9:18 PM
    Considering the original Octal drive costs $100K, the next gen one will be 1.5x - 2x more expensive.
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    dreamer77dd , November 15, 2011 9:34 PM
    I wonder when bootable pci 3.0 storage cards will becoming out. like to see some benchmarks on those.
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    Anonymous , November 15, 2011 9:55 PM
    "I bet it will be 15 grand or more."

    5.1TB Octals are $98,000.... so yeah 10TB cards will be more than 15K .. LOL
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    gokanis , November 15, 2011 10:33 PM
    *Stacks up hard drives* Gulp! Its about half of what I have but it's a heck of alot sexier and faster than a bunch of Samsung F4 drives. Sigh!
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    Noworldorder , November 15, 2011 10:33 PM
    I can only integrate 2 drives?
    Forget it; I need 3....with caching.
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    CaedenV , November 15, 2011 11:21 PM
    All of the sudden I found a new use for my other PCIe2 16 slot :) 
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    darkavenger123 , November 15, 2011 11:29 PM
    Seriously, 100K?? I'll rather save up for a Ferrari(can i buy a used one for 100K?) than some microchips!
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    palladin9479 , November 15, 2011 11:42 PM
    Quote:
    Why? it wouldn't have any improvement whatsoever.
    PCI Express 2.0 x16 = 8 GB/s
    this card = 6.7 GB/s
    And all fusion io SSD's are all unbootable. OCZ, supertalent and photofast pci-e are all bootable.


    Depends what your doing. Run ESXi and put all your VM's boot VHD's onto the IO-drive, *poof* instant boot-ability. If your spending that kind of cash then your not building a gaming rig, your building something for data processing.
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    echdskech , November 16, 2011 12:10 AM
    Quote:
    There was no information on the price of the drive.


    one million dollars

    /drEvilVoice
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    eddieroolz , November 16, 2011 12:36 AM
    I'm sure thousands of enthusiasts drooled at this post.
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    soundping , November 16, 2011 12:55 AM
    Doesn't these cards get hot?
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    mcd023 , November 16, 2011 2:22 AM
    eddieroolzI'm sure thousands of enthusiasts drooled at this post.

    I did.
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