640GB PCI Express Flash Drive Costs $19,000
October 10, 2007 8:39 AM
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ioDrive Storage device
ioDATA drive promises vastly superior enterprise level read and write performance at a hefty price
Most computer users want faster hard drives to aide in faster boot times and application loading. Solid state drives (SSDs) promised to improve our load times and they did to some degree.
If a measly
64GB solid state drive
just doesn’t cut it for your needs, Fusion-io has a new 640GB flash based hard drive that slips into a PCI-Express x4 slot. Fusion-io promises some very swift speeds from the drive in the neighborhood of 600 Mbytes/sec sustained write speed (4000Mbytes/sec random) and 800 Mbytes/sec sustained read (8,000 Mbytes/sec random).
The ioDrive has no moving parts to increase the lifespan and reduce the risk of failure. If more capacity is needed scaling is possible by adding more ioDrive cards to the system. The
sustained data transfer rates that Fusion-io promises
(PDF) are vastly superior to other enterprise level storage devices on the market such as Ultra SCSI and SAS storage devices.
Supported operating systems include Linux Red Hat AS4.0, Windows Vista and Windows XP. The catch to go along with all of the performance the ioDrive promises is that the 640GB version costs a massive $19,000 USD.
that when the 640GB drive is released in Q1 2008 80GB, 160GB, and 320GB versions will also be available.
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10/10/2007 4:58:53 PM
What happens if it shrinks too much and can no longer fit in the PCI slot because it's too small? Huh? What then?
10/10/2007 6:03:09 PM
you jokeing ?
any way if done right it take Upto 8 years before some Blocks on the flash start to die and what should happen in windows you see that the Total space will start to go smaller dono if Norm SSD disks do this (the 32/64GB ones)
one other thing should be Noted Defraging is point less
as well as all parts of the disk have the same speed Fragmented or not as the access time is 0.2ms min,max and typical per i think 1000 I/O's (mite be even more then that)
on flash it allso more likey damage it when useing defrag as it has to move data around can make the drive fail sooner
Speed if done right Sata 150/300 will be the liming factor for data speed on SSD drives, PCI-e on the other had can have 256MB/s just on PCI-e 1x so an 2x PCI-E can have 512MB/s (allso rember its Full duplex on PCI-e so its 256mb send /256mb recive total 512mb)
Static is more likey to tost one fo these things before thay fail
10/10/2007 6:17:40 PM
heh it uses PCI-E 4x so its got 1GB/s both ways
booting with this puppy you be limted to the probing stages of Bios/windows/linux when starting up
but £10,000 for it seems an little extream but one day it will replace Spinning disks (about time to taken them to long or Payed Not to make them)
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