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Fusion IO Drive – blisteringly fast data storage at a price


Is the Fusion IO Drive a harbinger of doom for the humble hard disk? The product is based on what they call ‘ioMemory’ and apparently features some blisteringly fast performance figures. We’re talking orders of magnitude faster data throughput, folks. What with top end laptops now featuring solid state drives as standard and this level of technology offering incredible speed advantages of around 100x, all we’re really waiting for is the price efficiency curve to kick in and bingo, Winchester/Bernoulli tech is dead. Maybe. Keep your eye on this one for the future.

 Designed around a revolutionary silicon-based storage architecture known as ioMemory, the ioDrive and ioDrive Duo are the world’s most advanced NAND clustering technology designed for server based application-centric storage — giving you the power to dramatically improve both your application memory capacity and storage performance. The ioDrive increases performance such that every server can easily match the I/O performance of the world’s fastest enterprise SAN.


  • I've heard second hand rumors on the speed of some of the stuff they're testing now: 10-20 gigs per second.

  • They've already reached 6 Giga Bytes / sec with their ioDrive Octal, so it's not a rumor anymore ;)

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