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

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.

  • that's a long card.
  • christop
    I bet it will be 15 grand or more.
  • PrvtChurch
    That is a LOT of storage. makes my 4.5TB seem puny.
  • joytech22
    Dear GOD.. That's more memory than in my entire system! (4.2TB)
    Faster too..

  • twztechman
    I want one for my gaming rig!
  • mindless728
    "There was no information on the price of the drive."

    meaning if you have to ask, you can't afford it
  • JasonAkkerman
  • nikorr
    Now, that's what is called a speed demon : )
  • climber
    Considering the original Octal drive costs $100K, the next gen one will be 1.5x - 2x more expensive.
  • dreamer77dd
    I wonder when bootable pci 3.0 storage cards will becoming out. like to see some benchmarks on those.