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  • Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

    Ok, when you read this article, try to cover your eyes and peak through your fingers so you don't accidentally read the price :row__523:

    Tweaktown got an exclusive look at the PCIe storage card and came away mightily impressed by its "near nonexistent latency." It's faster than the best SATA II SSD or fastest 15,000RPM drive loaded in an 8 drive RAID config. Put simply, it's the fastest storage device they've ever tested. Tweaktown was so impressed that they proclaim, "Fusion-io has raised the bar so high that once adopted, traditional solutions will be considered legacy products."
    Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

    Man, I can't wait for prices to fall on those!!! Forget about the SSD drives we have been talking about :icon19:



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    Re: Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

    ACK!!! I saw the price :icon_eek:

    Hopefully their "consumer" line will be considerably less expensive.
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    • #3
      Re: Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

      It looks like it has a PCIe x4 slot size.

      I see an x16 and an x1 on my mobo. Houston, we have a problem :)
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        Re: Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

        Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
        Ok, when you read this article, try to cover your eyes and peak through your fingers so you don't accidentally read the price :row__523:



        Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

        Man, I can't wait for prices to fall on those!!! Forget about the SSD drives we have been talking about :icon19:


        Originally posted by Spulat View Post
        It looks like it has a PCIe x4 slot size.

        I see an x16 and an x1 on my mobo. Houston, we have a problem :)
        Roger that.

        Why are they using the PCI-E x4 bus? Few motherboards have those. Also PCI-E buses are limited even on a full-size ATX motherboard (we still need room for those old PCI slots).

        I see where they got their idea from (thought of this myself before): NAND Flash memory (looks to be those new Samsung chips Samsung has been raving about) + a speedy bus.

        One big downside: probably no external version anytime soon. Also I'd have to turn off my system (for safety concerns), open up my case, and remove/swap the storage card.

        Not as nice as hot swappable HDD drive bays or external HDDs. They've got a long way to go to make this product sellable in the consumer market.
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          Re: Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

          Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
          They've got a long way to go to make this product sellable in the consumer market.
          I don't think that's their main focus right now, though. I believe this is geared toward servers that require blazing speed. But it will be nice when they come out with a consumer version geared toward folks like us, though. I'd say we'll see it within 2-3 years.
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            Re: Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

            Originally posted by War.mongeR1 View Post
            I don't think that's their main focus right now, though. I believe this is geared toward servers that require blazing speed. But it will be nice when they come out with a consumer version geared toward folks like us, though. I'd say we'll see it within 2-3 years.
            It's not their focus now, but at some point they'll dive into the consumer market.

            As it stands, I can think of one company that might lob a few hundred grand at Fusion for their product: ThePlanet. Can't think of anyone else.
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              Re: Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

              well for $3,000 I'll stick with my WD640
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                Re: Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

                ya but 80 gig SSDs were 4500 when they first came out 6 months ago... they can be had for about 200 now... give it a year, and this tech will be under 400
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                  Re: Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

                  Originally posted by Tonk View Post
                  ya but 80 gig SSDs were 4500 when they first came out 6 months ago... they can be had for about 200 now... give it a year, and this tech will be under 400
                  Great point! I forgot about that.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

                    i can see pciex4 connectors replace SATA and IDE (placement area) for the use of this kind of drive if it goes mainstream
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                      Re: Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

                      Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
                      It's not their focus now, but at some point they'll dive into the consumer market.

                      As it stands, I can think of one company that might lob a few hundred grand at Fusion for their product: ThePlanet. Can't think of anyone else.
                      There are tons of major companies that really depend on their servers being tip top, and I'm sure could afford this and put it to use. And again, these are going on mostly none ATX boards, so they may have no problem finding the PCI-E speed slot they need.

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                        Re: Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

                        Originally posted by Spulat View Post
                        It looks like it has a PCIe x4 slot size.

                        I see an x16 and an x1 on my mobo. Houston, we have a problem :)
                        An x4 card fits in an x16 slot. So if you have a spare PCIe x16 slot, and lots of cash, you're good to go!

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                          Re: Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

                          Originally posted by Dick Blonov View Post
                          An x4 card fits in an x16 slot. So if you have a spare PCIe x16 slot, and lots of cash, you're good to go!

                          DB
                          It may fit, but does it work in a x16 slot?
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                          • #14
                            Re: Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

                            yes, you can run and PCI-E card in a slot that it will fit in.
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                              Re: Fusion-io's ioDrive tested: world's fastest storage confirmed

                              Originally posted by Reaperassault View Post
                              yes, you can run and PCI-E card in a slot that it will fit in.
                              Great, good to know. Never figured it would myself until you two (Dick, Reaper) confirmed each other. :)
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