Fusion-io launches fast SSD storage

The ioDrive Duo, a solid-state storage drive based on PCI Express, promises to read at up to 1.5GB per second
Written by Colin Barker, Contributor

Fusion-io has introduced the ioDrive Duo, a PCI-Express-based solid-state drive that stores up to 640GB.

The server-based SSD provides double the capacity of the company's previous card-based drive, the ioDrive, Fusion-io said in its announcement on Wednesday.

California-based Fusion-io, which has Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as its chief scientist, specialises in high-speed SSDs for use in corporate systems such as database servers.

The performance of multiple ioDrive Duos scales linearly, according to Fusion-io. For example, four drives in one subsystem can read at up to 6GB per second and deliver more than 500,000 read input/outputs per second (IOPS), it said.

Individually, the drives offer a sustained read bandwidth of 1.5GB per second and a sustained write bandwidth of 1.4GB per second, assuming a packet size of 32K in both cases, the company said.

The drive will launch in April with a storage capacity of 160GB, 320GB or 640GB. A higher-capacity card with a SSD of 1.28TB will become available in the second half of 2009.

Fusion ioDrive Duo solid-state driv

Fusion ioDrive Duo solid-state drive capacities range up to 1.28 terabytes
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