Fusion-io announces 640GB flash card with high data transfer rates

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Fusion-io, an Utah-based start-up company has created a better alternative to traditional hard drives. The ioDrive, based on a “revolutionary” silicon-based storage architecture known as ioMemory, improves storage performance by a “thousand fold” while simultaneously providing sustained, random access rates “hundreds of times faster” than the industry’s fastest storage devices. Actually company’s tagline says it all — “The power of a SAN in the palm of your hand!” The card is a PCIe storage card which can be slotted into motherboards with a free PCIe slot.

The memory card’s specifications are very impressive: 800MB/sec read speed, 600MB/sec write speed, and 100,000 IOPS (input/output per second) per PCIe x4 card.

Don’t confuse this card with a solid state disk (SSD). The major difference between an ioDrive and SSD is that the prior one is a silicon based storage solution that “leverages a PCIe connector to plugs directly into the main arteries of a server, placing data closer to the CPU and on the same bus as DRAM.” The card also provides high service life of eight years compared to the five year service life of mechanical hard drives. And finally when ioDrive’s ioMemory start to fatigue, the result is a reduction in available free space rather than data loss or sudden failure.

The ioDrives will be available from Q1 2008 in 80GB, 160GB, 320GB and 640GB capacities with price of approximately $30 per GB. I know you want to try one but can’t buy because of it’s costs.