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Ludicrous speed

Just a quick post for some storage bragging rights 🙂

I’ve upgraded my home PC with a pair of SanDisk FusionIO ioScale 410GB PCIe flash adapters. And I thought SSD was fast 🙂

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Here’s a quick benchmark using the Disk utility in Ubuntu 16.04.

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For comparison, here the same but for a SanDisk 256GB SSD.

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And a comparison to an old 1TB SATA drive that I’ve still got running.

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Finally, here a benchmark on a software RAID-5 array, running on three old 300GB SATA drives.

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The only downside is that the drivers for the FusionIO cards aren’t in the mainline Linux kernel, so I need to recompile them whenever I upgrade the kernel version.

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