Fusion-io Deliveries The Worlds Fastest SSD

March 12, 2009 by John Messina, Phys.org weblog
Fusionio DuoDrive

(Physorg.com) -- Fusion-io, a leader in high-performance I/O solutions, announced their new ioDrive Duo. The new ioDrive Duo is one of the fastest and most innovative server-based solid-state storage solutions. Utilizing PCI Express, the server-based solid-state storage offers up to 640 gigabytes of capacity and 1.5 gigabytes per-second of sustained throughput.

With for multiple ioDrive Duos scaling linearly, database and system administrators can scale performance to six gigabytes per-second of read and over 500,000 read IOPS by using just four ioDrive Duos!

The performance of ioDrive Duo is based on the PCI Express x8 or PCI Express 2.0 x4 standards. This allows the ioDrive Duo to easily sustain 1.5 Gb/sec of read bandwidth and nearly 200,000 read IOPS.

The of the ioDrive Duo offers unmatched solid-state protection for data integrity and reliability with triple redundancy for a single . Each ioDrive Duo incorporates multi-bit error detection and correction, protection with chip-level N+1 redundancy and on-board self-healing so that no servicing is required. There is also optional RAID-1 mirroring between two ioMemory modules for complete redundancy on a single PCIe card.

The ioDrive Duo comes in four capacities of 160 Gigs, 320 Gigs, 640 Gigs, and 1.28 TB (in second half of 2009). The ioDrive Duo will be available in April 2009. Additional information can be found on Fusion-io website.

© 2009 PhysOrg.com

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not rated yet Mar 12, 2009
This is a very interesting solution that avoids legacy mechanical disc interface shortcomings.

How it will pan out in the market place is the problem not what it offers
not rated yet Mar 12, 2009
Want. :( Too bad it's so damn costly. Love my current SSDs.
not rated yet Mar 12, 2009
However don't they still only have a limited number of write cycles on them just as usb-flash drives have?
not rated yet Mar 13, 2009
While it's true that SSD drives have "limited writes", the limit is so high it's irrelevant. You will sooner replace an SSD drive for a multitude of other reasons (size, speed) before you have to replace it because you wore it out with writes.

I would quote you "X amount of years" but there are so many variables... From my research, you're looking at 6 years minimum and 25 years max... If you were writing to the drive every second of everyday for that amount of time.

Now this particular enterprise-level "drive" featured in the article is most likely using single-level cell (SLC) which features 1.5 million writes per cell versus the 10,000-100,000 writes of the MLC consumer counterparts, so it's "limited writes" aren't so limited...

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