Fusion ioDrive - as powerful as 1000 Hard Drives Page: 1
Fusion ioDrive - as Powerful as 1000 Hard Drives

At Demofall 07 Fusion gave a live demonstration of the new ioDrive - a PCI-E card that is its own controller and houses 640GB in the form of NAND flash chips.


ioDrive 2

Aimed at the server market the display saw the ioDrive running a Linux benchmark. In this particular benchmark 8GB of data was moved in 4KB packets, pretty much a worse case scenario. The result? The ioDrive showed read speeds of 800MB/sec and write speeds of 600MB - a DVD size volume of data moved in 4KB packets was moves in 5 seconds! These cards can also be set in a RAID array for some insane speeds.

Linux bench

Of course, this new technology is not cheap at approx $30 USD per GB the display model will retail around $20,000 USD, bear in mind this is the aimed at the server market for multinational businesses. The card scales down to 320GB for a more cost effective business solution and Fusion have a 1.2TB option in the pipeline.

This incarnation of the the card serves to replace storage area networks/disk arrays.

In the follow up video David Flynn hints that the ioDrive will be receiving Windows drivers in the future and will probably be in smaller sizes for consumers.

The video demo can be found here

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