Fusion-io Unviels PCI-e SSD for Gamers

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fonzy

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Man if they can get the price down to $200 or $300 and make it bootable then I may consider getting one...which probably won't be for a couple of years.

 

the_one111

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[citation][nom]redgarl[/nom]Professional gaming is pathetic...[/citation]
So is professional football.

And baseball.

And golf...

But most of all, you are.

"If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."
 
For $900 I could have new PC. Or I could get a server board and load up $900 worth of RAM (~24+GB?) and make my self a nice 10GB RAMDisk. Seriously tough, this thing should be aimed more at servers than gamers.
 

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[citation][nom]redgarl[/nom]Professional gaming is pathetic...[/citation]

You're just pissed because you hate your job. If I could make sick money playing video games/tournaments, traveling around the world, and endorsing products...um...yeah. Sign me up.
 

Spanky Deluxe

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Ok, so $900 for 80GB non bootable at 520 MB/s. Or two X25-M 80GB drives and a hardware RAID card in a RAID 0 setup for $700 giving 160GB, performance not much slower and bootable. Or three X25-M 80GB drives with a hardware raid card in RAID 0 setup for about $1025 giving 240GB, fair bit faster performance and bootable. This really looks like terrible value imo.
 

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"The drive will plug into a PCI-e x1 slot and offer speeds that break through current SATA standards--even the new and not yet available SATA 6 Gbps."


The Fusion-io ioxtreme is being released on a PCI-e x4 card (like pictured), not a x1 card like the article states. Would be hard to break the current SATA speeds on a x1 pci-e lane :)


 

fonzy

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It's going to be bootable with a firmware update,at least that's what it said.

The good thing is there's so many new SSD's coming out from all different manufactures,competition "should" bring the cost down fairly fast.
 

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Get SlayerS_`BoxeR` or any *REAL* gamer's name on it and I'll be impressed. Only reason I know who Fata1ty is is that companies put his name on things for some stupid reason.
 

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I'm sorry but a grand for 80 gig's is just silly. I really don't care how fast it is but hell, so many games are taking up crazy amounts of space now a days. Let me know when the thing is 500 gigs in size and bootable.
 

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If this could get it's price inline with drives suck as the Velociraptor, it would make a big splash. With a $900 price tag, it will be a very slow adoption.

I would personally like to see a hybrid RAM/solid state drive with the OS and commonly used files loaded into the RAM on boot up. Then just mirror everything onto the solid state storage as it runs. I know you can do this with a RAM drive and a software solution, but a hardware solution would be much faster.
 

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Stupid question here...

SATA2 is 3.0Gb/s, no? Then why is it 300Mb/s? Shouldn't it be 3000Mb/s?

3 billion is not 300 million, but rather 3000 million. Am I missing something here?
 

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"the Super Talent RAIDdrive GS does 1.5 GB/sec. read and 1.3 GB/sec. writes, sustained"

But will it be bootable? 1 or 2 second boot times would be sweet.
 
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