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Fusion-io Flash Card Doubles Bandwidth to 3 GB/s

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.

  • cybr
    Dear Santa,

    I've been extra good lately.

    Forget the list I sent you previously.

    This will do perfectly.

    Love, Me.
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  • proton9
    5k? *Faint*
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  • Haserath
    Dear cybr,

    I know you've been very, very good lately.

    My factories cannot make these chips I'm afraid, so I will not be able to give this present to you. Elf magic apparently isn't the magic smoke that these things run on.

    I'm not inclined to steal.

    I'm sorry.

    Love, Santa
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  • nadavp3
    acording to wiki, "...Thus with a memory clock frequency of 100 MHz, DDR3 SDRAM gives a maximum transfer rate of 6400 MB/s" and ddr3-2133 gives max transfare rate of 17066mb/s"

    200-500% the rate, at far lower price point ... a room for new ram drive spotted?
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  • back_by_demand
    For around $900 you could get 7 x 60Gb SSDs to run in RAID, 6 would equal the storage of the 365Gb drive and you would get the same level of performance and you get some fault tolerance.

    $900 versus $6000

    Hmmmmmmmm..... tough call.........
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  • kristoffe
    @back, your idea is better, fault tolerance, price, and probably even electric usage. save the beans for great displays or gpus that can CUDA dance with all that speed.
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  • nforce4max
    These are worth more than their weight in gold for anyone who maintains a large server and doesn't want to set up a raid just for the os and swap file. Great for database applications as well high performance workstation use.
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  • milktea
    nforce4maxThese are worth more than their weight in gold ...In that case, I'd perfer to have Gold instead of the ioDrive. The market for Gold is more bullish than it is for semiconductor/memory devices. :)
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  • kristoffe
    setup a raid? and a large server? that comes daily if you do servers, lol. and a professional server would try not to rely on one piece of equipment.

    #elitistcommentfail
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  • Aoster87
    back_by_demandFor around $900 you could get 7 x 60Gb SSDs to run in RAID, 6 would equal the storage of the 365Gb drive and you would get the same level of performance and you get some fault tolerance.$900 versus $6000Hmmmmmmmm..... tough call.........
    Except that you will max out that poor SATA3
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