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Exclusive Look at Fusion-io ioDrive - PCIe Solid State - The Fusion-io ioDrive 80GB

The muzzle is now off and Chris can show us the ultimate in server storage.

| PCIe SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Dec 10, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: Fusion-io

The Fusion-io ioDrive 80GB

 

Fusion-io ioDrive SSD on Card Ultimate Server Storage

 

The ioDrive is made in two halves, the first with the PCIe data connection and power circuitry. The second part holds the memory modules and controller chip that is passively cooled.

 

Fusion-io ioDrive SSD on Card Ultimate Server Storage

 

There is not much going on along the back of the card other than a lot of NAND memory.

 

Fusion-io ioDrive SSD on Card Ultimate Server Storage

 

The back side of the card is fairly straight forward as well. The LEDs show the status of the drive.

 

Fusion-io ioDrive SSD on Card Ultimate Server Storage

 

Our sample used Samsung memory that was double stacked. As you saw in the previous images, there are quite a few memory chips onboard.

 

Fusion-io ioDrive SSD on Card Ultimate Server Storage

 

If you look closely you can see that for every visible memory module there is another under it.

 

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