Fatal1ty teams with Fusion-io to launch 80GB ioXtreme PCI Express SSD..

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    Finally a version that a normal home user could afford!! I must say i'm keen to see some reviews of this drive as the pricing should give Intel's X25-E 64GB SSD a run for its money...for those who can afford either SSD.

    http://www.fusionio.com/ioxtreme/index.php

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    520 average, is that write? read ? sub?

    if so kicks arse over the 200 offered by ocz...

    Rips up hand brake, on buy a ssd till this..
     
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    Can you boot off it yet? :p
     
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    OCZ stickered SSD has nothing on this..

    Intel's X25-E 64GB has a 250MB/sec. read, 170MB/sec. write.

    The silver HD Tach results look like read speeds..which are double what the Intel SSD can do, i wouldn't be surprised if its double on the write speeds too...

    But i'm keen to see what reviews have to say...if any get to reviewers.

    Did they have some kind of booting problem?
     
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    couldnt boot from the earlier Z-drive.
     
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    Removing the SATA connection and related interface controllers is where the best performance will be had, I don't think you can get any closer to the CPU than the PCI-E bus without severely changing the computer architecture

    These really need to become popular so the price can drop a bit :)
     
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    Very impressive. I would certainly invest, even at that price. I'd love to see some serious reviews of this. Of course it would need to be bootable. :p
     
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    They wouldn't of made a version for enthusiasts otherwise.
     
  9. Rezin

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    We're still saying that about (reasonably sized) SSDs. :D
     
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    Wait a minute:

    Is that saying what I think it's saying? :Paranoid:
     
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    They really need serious volume to see some kind of price drops...or some big advancement in technology that can drive the price down.

    Can't say i've seen many price drops this year in SSD's.
     
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    For the performance gains, $350 for a 60GB Vertex isn't that bad, were just spoilt with the current hard drive prices. The last few months have seen an explosion of threads on SSD's here, many people are getting to their pricepoint. I've bought 2, for my desktop and laptop and I'm not one to spend up on the latest and greatest either, my PC's are always quite modest and I try and get as much as I can out of them, but the sheer experience that an SSD and windows 7 gives is just fantastic

    These PCI-E cards are on a whole other level again though
     
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    Yeah these are on a whole new level. I have 2x OCZ Vertex 80gbs myself in raid0, but I dont see how these fusion IOs can be that great if its not YET bootable....
     
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    Well the Fusion IO cards were never meant for general PC use, thats why they weren't bootable in the normal sense. This ioXtreme is something that can be used in general systems...at least what i gather.
     
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    thats a laughable excuse at why they were never bootable. 'yeah we're so extreme we havent bothered to be able to boot like any consumer would expect youd be able to do! we're on the edge man'.

    more like theyve got as little as they can done in order to make a 'wow fast' drive, skipping the important steps that make it usable for anything mainstream.

    until you can boot from it, its overhyped and ultimately unimportant news. yes we all know sata is a limitation, but is this any better than a ramdrive or other expensive but comes with lots of asterisks solution?

    theyve been promising to make it bootable for almost a year now? i have 0 confidence at all theyll do it any time soon. wake me up if they ever do, until then lets focus on 'real' SSD drives.

    theyre just (and have been for a while) hyping it up, probably to draw industry interest and maybe for some investment etc or help from someone who knows whats theyre doing to turn it into an actual 'SSD'.
     
  16. Rezin

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    Just throwing something out there, as I have nfi if this would even work properly... why can't they have a SATA port on the card so you can plug it into a mobo port, allowing the BIOS to see it. Once it's booted into Windows/whatever the driver tells it to run through PCI-E.
     
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    I'm assuming that's $895 US so you would be looking at an absolute bare minimum $1200 Aus for 80gb... I'll pass, even if they are as quick as they say really whats the point if current SSD's can load programs instantaneous and boot Windows in 10-15 secs is it really worth that much money to boot Windows a few seconds faster and have programs load a millisecond quicker?
     
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    Because then you are limited by the limitations of the SATA bandwidth.
     
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    Nah, I meant just so it can be booted from. Then the PCI-E takes over. As I said, nfi if that's even feasible.
     
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    i want xp 32bit drivers +boot up option?
     

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