Fusion-io Builds 3x Faster SSD Than Z Drive

Yes it is for enterprise, but we can dream...

Does any industry evolve faster than technology…?!

Within days of OCZ blowing our minds with the Z Drive enterprise storage specialist Fusion-io has blown it away.

Yes, to be fair we aren’t comparing like with like but the ‘ioDrive Duo’ is a simply staggering piece of high end kit. Whereas the Z Drive manages a screaming 600MBps read and 500MBps read with some benchmarks nudging 800MBps, this beast achieves simply staggering sustained read and write speeds of 1,500MBps and 1,400MBps.

What is (even) more is the SSD scales linearly meaning just four ioDrive Duos will provide performance of six gigabytes per-second (Gbytes/sec) of read bandwidth and over 500,000 read IOPS!

“Many database and system administrators are finding that SANs are too expensive and don’t meet performance, protection and capacity utilization expectations,” said David Flynn, CTO of Fusion-io. “This is why more and more application vendors are moving toward application-centric solid-state storage. The ioDrive Duo offers the enterprise the advantages of application-centric storage without application-specific programming.”

160GB, 320GB and 640GB editions of the ioDrive Duo will be released in April with a sumptuous 1.28TB edition launching in the second half of the year. Pricing wasn’t revealed but let’s just safely assume we can’t afford it.

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