Embedded on-chip SSD delivered over PCIe (Fusion-IO)

June 1st, 2008
by Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)

Fusion-IO has released the ioDrive rather recently, and apparently is backordered! oh my!

This thing looks cool on the surface!

Although it has tiny sizes of 80, 160 and 320gb, nonetheless the possibilities seem rather cool. This can definitely be a great boundary for high-speed disk for small data-sets.

Certainly I have initial concerns around the raid-ability of the disk and the potential losses, albeit it does predict protection from moving disk components – Nonetheless if you’ve never experienced solid state disk failures (As I have) you’re likely to find them to be a realistic problem to need to address.

I’ll personally be watching this one going forward, as they seem to be breaching a boundary of availability and feasibility in the SSD market, especially with the practicality and the sizes of SSD being even easier to deploy (and cheaper!)

If their product works as well as it is proposing to operate, I don’t imagine they’ll be able to survive on the open market for long without getting snatched up!

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