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    Default Fusion-io ioDrive Performance, AMAZING

    While the details of the review are being worked over I wanted to share some of the early test results. I should also say that these tests were performed with beta firmware and drivers.



    ATTO Disk Benchmark
    Yep, that is 800 MB/second read speed off of one ioDrive on a Gigabyte X38-DQ6 with an Intel QX6700.




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    Previous Test Scores from the Raptor Family


    As you can see the Fusion-io is wicked fast when it comes to server workloads. A full review will be posted as soon as we get the green light but I didn't think anyone would mind a little teaser.

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    From what I understand the 80GB model will cost around 3000. DVNation.com is the exclusive web distributor and he should have them listed on the site soon.

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    OMG! $3000 for 80GB... sure its a fast drive... but seriously... $3000
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    Default Re: Fusion-io ioDrive Performance, AMAZING

    Keep in mind that there is a small subset of enthusiasts where money truly is no object. If they can have the fastest around, then it is worth the cost no matter how high.

    Of course, most of the folks here (myself certainly included) do not fall into this category.
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    oh its just so insane... chuck a bunch of new Seagate or WD drives in RAID0 (like 7 or 8) and you'll get just as much speed but about 50 times as much storage space for only a quarter of the cash (mind you there's an 8 times higher risk of drive failure)... i still know what i would do...
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    You have a good point for enthusiasts, you, me, Joe Sixpack but you are missing the intended purpose and where the product is marketed.

    I am going to use comparison products as an example, the Seagate 15K 3.5 inch (X15 for us enthusiast types) and the 2.5 inch 15K.

    The first thing that comes to mind is power consumption. Throwing 5,6,7,8 drives in RAID 5, 6, 10, etc. draws a lot more power than a single PCIe card.

    Most companies that use these devices for database work don't add drives for capacity, as a matter of fact they prefer to use only a small portion of the drive and keep the data to the outside of the platter where the drives are fastest. It is not uncommon to find a 3+Tb array holding only a few GB of database data.

    On the webserver side, if you are renting race space which would you rather pay for, a 1U slot with the Fusion-IO Drive or a 4U at 4x the cost for rack space? Moving back to the power issue, many server co-los are measuring power now that energy costs are on the rise and adding to your bill if you go over a set amount.


    Over the next couple of months TT will dive head first into enterprise class storage, an area that I have quite a bit of experience with. One of the first articles will be of the new Seagate 15K.6. I have 8 drives that arrived the other day and look forward to getting them tested in several RAID modes and covering server, workstation and even enthusiast tests. I will even try to refrain from calling them X15's, a name that Seagate changed with the release of the 15K.2 but many enthusiasts, including myself still call the drives:)

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