Fusion-io Reveals World's Fastest SSD

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seo (not verified)

fast graphics card perfect...
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verilitas

Ignoring the fact that anyone with $10,000 to spare could run several servers in parallel...

How much faster is one of these than a 7200 RPM hdd with 32 MB cache running on "SATA II"?

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billysundays

Sorry, I just didn't want that last idiot's post below me to be the first post unwitting MaxPC fans read after having read this article. those are five seconds of my life i'll never have back

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rayatwork05

i think people are forgetting what/that cloud computing alleviates this by "hovering" all the data in RAM (just like a ram drive) across hundreds or thousands of computers.  virtual systems in ram far outweigh  the benefits of an SSD....

 

when you run a search in google, what do you think is happening on the back end? if it were run from SSD's plugged into a pci e slot, searches would take longer :-o

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spplutchok

In the late 80s there was an idea to use memory as RAM drives. One could buy an isa or vesa card that DIMMs were mounted on. Then as now they were blazing fast and cost prohibitive. The interesting thing is now memory is so cheap and there are many memory makers ready to go under. The opprotunity exists for this to take off. Let's hope they don't handle it like Sony did with Blu Ray.

 If Steve Wozniak can pull this off the potential can be astonishing...

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The Canadian

There currently is a PCIe based card on the markey, like the one you describe that you can add RAM to and make it a solid state drive. 

 

The Canadian

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n0ctis

These will someday come down in price and become standard fare. Despite being out of my reach now, they make the future of storage a little brighter.

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Keith E. Whisman

Just imagine raiding 24 of these bad boys.

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Keith E. Whisman

Well I'm going to be able to get a few of these next month when I win the Millionare Raffle by Arizona Lottery. These tickets are $20 bucks each. In fact this is how I'm going to solve all my financial troubles. I'm going to win  the lottery.

 

 

LOL... Just kidding... But pretty much winning the lotery is really my only way out and up. 

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Cache

Yikes!  Well, maybe in 5-7 years when they iron out some of the bugs and are able to reduce the prices into the mere thousands will we see this in a Dream Machine.  Maybe mine in a decade.

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kiaghi7

It makes me feel all tingly in my happy place :D

Just think, while -today- it would be extremely expensive or simply cost-prohibitive to the average buyer, every "Moore-ian Cycle" the prices would halve, capacity would double, and overall accessability would increase profoundly.

Presuming a price point of $10,000 today for one of the models, in five years they would be comparable to some high end HDD's now, in seven years they would be comparable to some pen-drives and portable storage devices as well as many main stream HDD's, and in ten years they would be hardly more than a modest size package of blank writable media! (This is of course using the static capacity to adjust the formula into direct value adjustment over time comparable to today rather than increasing value/capability at constant/original price point)

Add to that,with the obvious competition that would explode on this concept from manufacurers that are vastly more ingrained in the solid-state memory chip sector than Fusion-io, such as the numerous companies that actually make the chips to begin with, prices always fall as competition drive eachother on for the consumer's wallet.

My only concern is that they may prove to be a "niche" that's interesting, but ultimately hindered by its own creator like the Gigabyte i-RAM (physically dedicated RAMDISK). If they had/would continue to advance the technology along with RAM, it could show tremendous potential, but 32 bit OS's hamper some of its potential, and of course plain old-fashioned DDR RAM is kind of passe at this point, even in that application.

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Sovereign

WANT!  Well only if I can boot my OS off it...

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agenttatsuda

This would go nicely into this year's Dream Machine, don't you agree? lol

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Pentium 0

 Just what I was gonna say!

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I Jedi

DAMN YOU ANDY!!! Just when I was widening my eyes and a bit of glee came to mind at the thought of putting one of these suckers in my HDD, you had to spread the final words,"reportedly in the tens of thousands of dollars." and all hope was forever lost, just like that RAM technology that saved your information, as long as it was turned on. 

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mlee19

dont worry about it, according to tomshardware.com, this drive isnt even bootable.

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