E3: Fusion-io introduces the Ioxtreme version of the PCI-E SSD
Fusion-io today introduced a new version of the Iodrive that has been developed in cooperation with the known gamer Fatal1ty: The Ioxtreme.
In cooperation with Johnathan Wendel the developers at Fusion-io have created the Ioxtreme.
The Ioxtreme is, like the Iodrive, a SSD storage solution that can be plugged into the PCI Express slot and thus works around the bottleneck imposed by the SATA interface. It is supposed to offer a high bandwidth and short reaction times - details haven't been given yet, but in our gallery you can find two performance comparisons included in the press release.
The Ioxtreme is intended for enthusiasts, who want to squeeze every little bit of performance out of their system, since Fusion-io wants to launch the 80 GiByte Ioxtreme for 895 USD in July.
Fatal1ty describes the devices as follows:
"Imagine playing the most intense game, working on complex 3-D graphics, manipulating massive files, ripping multiple DVDs and installing a new application -- all simultaneously. The technology is crazy and works at the speed I need.”
OCZ offers a similar solution: OCZ introduces its Z-Drive - SSD storage for PCI-Express.