Fusion-io Hires Steve Wozniak as Chief Scientist

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Tindytim

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You tell us about a PCI-Express data solution that isn't limited by SATA, and you won't give us some numbers?

Come on Tom's! Numbers please!
 

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Tom's did a feature on the Fusion IO drive back in 2007 iirc. Doubtful we'll see a drive like that in the consumer market for years.

I always felt that SATA was almost a step backwards when PCIe has always been so much quicker. I'm kind of surprised the SSD market isn't already completely PCIe-based, considering how much more raw bandwidth it offers compared to SATA and that the big thing about SSDs is speed. I have a feeling once SSDs start going mainstream and start replacing HDDs, we'll start to see the SATA bottleneck hit more and more often, and that's when the big hardware companies will start to look into PCIe for storage.
 

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Yup, after the first article a couple years ago, I've been waiting for a consumer product from them. This will be awesome if it ever hits the lower price points.
 

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I'd never go against the watchful wisdom of Woz... I've loved his design since I bought my first Apple ][ way back in the day.

We aren't THAT far away from having the new SATA 6gb standard available in motherboards today... a new SSD drive with that interface should be able to transfer at least 650MB/s.
 

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The reason PCI-E isn't being used for storage is it is just too expensive. I mean yah it would be very cool to see something like that but I would never buy it. I don't have that kind of cash to shell out. Average enthusiast PC costs about $2000. Something like that would cost upwards of $5000. The market would be too small and it would only cost a company money in the end.
 
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This company's product is terrible, and I can't believe the Woz is joining this failing company. I have had 4 io drives and had to RMA them all. I am now on the fifth and it doesn't even perform like they advertised. I have a feeling the Woz is a figurehead and this company is going to get bought out by a better company (please) or simply fold under. I would not purchase this product again if I had the choice.
 

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[citation][nom]magicandy[/nom]Tom's did a feature on the Fusion IO drive back in 2007 iirc. Doubtful we'll see a drive like that in the consumer market for years.[/citation]
[citation][nom]ckthecerealkiller[/nom]The reason PCI-E isn't being used for storage is it is just too expensive. I mean yah it would be very cool to see something like that but I would never buy it. I don't have that kind of cash to shell out. Average enthusiast PC costs about $2000. Something like that would cost upwards of $5000. The market would be too small and it would only cost a company money in the end.[/citation]
the device allegedly achieve read and write speeds of 600 MB/sec. and 500 MB/sec. respectively. Or, at least, that's what OCZ's been boasting about its new $1,500 device.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ocz-ssd-soild-state-terabyte-madshrimps,7200.html
 
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