Friday, June 5th 2009

Fatal1ty and Fusion-io Join to Launch the ioXtreme PCI-E Solid-State Drive

Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, the world’s best known PC gamer, and Fusion-io join up at the Fatal1ty E3 booth to launch the ioXtreme, a solid state storage device for high-performance PCs and workstations using 64 bit operating systems. The ioXtreme eliminates application latency, delivering the kind of storage performance once limited to the world’s fastest supercomputers.
Drawing from Fusion-io’s industry-leading solid-state technologies, the ioXtreme is a PCI Express card that sits on the system bus filling the performance gap between RAM and disk drives. It adds 80 GB of non-volatile capacity, exponentially accelerating input and output, including file access, and improving application performance dramatically.

"The ioXtreme supercharges high-end PCs and workstations. I predict this technology will fundamentally change the way software is designed, allowing developers to create a new class of applications that seamlessly handle massive amounts of data," Fatal1ty said. “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.”

“Johnathan’s experience with high-end computing has given him a unique insight into the disruption our core technology brings to all levels of computing,” said Steve Wozniak, chief scientist of Fusion-io. “We look forward to working with an incredible young talent like him. The ioXtreme is a good example of how combining the wisdom of veterans, such as myself, with next generation expertise such as Johnathan’s, will take Fusion-io’s performance revolution into the future.”

Scheduled for release in July at a list price of $895, the ioXteme has been architected for prosumers and extreme PC users and is specifically designed for easy upgrades. Through future software releases, the ioXtreme will be able do far more than application acceleration, including features like boot and transparent data migration. Fusion-io and Fatal1ty will be demonstrating the ioXtreme during E3 in booth #2922 South Hall. For more information about Fusion-io and the ioXtreme visit the ioXtreme site.Source: Fusion-io
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71 Comments on Fatal1ty and Fusion-io Join to Launch the ioXtreme PCI-E Solid-State Drive

#1
h3llb3nd4
I want one that is NOT branded....
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#2
eidairaman1
Mussels said:
fixed.
hey dont be trying to put words in my mouth, making it appear i said what you fixed;):laugh::roll:
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#3
lemonadesoda

If this was a "fatal1ty" branded item, then is should have a "1" or "fatal1ty" as the brand marking and NOT an "X".

Is there a fatal f1oor in their marketing? LOL :roll:
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qwerty_lesh
department76 said:

ROFL. just noticed that's not even a real picture, but a 3D render. pathetic.
Too true, if the bracket wasnt a dead give away, the untextured excessive PCB reflection of the HS is :roll: :eek:


Mussels said:
sigh.

sad part is when i asked OCZ if the fatality name sold things, they confirmed it did. it outsold their identical, non fatality product by a decent margin, despite the higher price.
unfortunately, this would be very true. but what do you expect, even here on oz you know how it is, macs popular and anything flashy sells weather its a POS or not it sells if the sheep think its good. At least there are a bunch of us aussies not to buy into this trend and actually get good hardware for good pricing.
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
yeah the PCB and memory chips look real - the heatsink and bracket sure dont.
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#6
qwerty_lesh
You ever see a PCB that reflective and have the reflection's loose their textures? :laugh:
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
it looks to me like they got a bare PCB, and shooped a bracket and heatsink on. you can even see a blurry outline around the black retention plastic, over one of the memory chips.
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#8
laszlo
lemonadesoda said:
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/09-06-04/ioxtreme_angle-25.jpg
If this was a "fatal1ty" branded item, then is should have a "1" or "fatal1ty" as the brand marking and NOT an "X".

Is there a fatal f1oor in their marketing? LOL :roll:
"This product was touched by fatal1ty"

this is what they write on packing box :laugh:
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#9
caleb
Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, the world’s best known PC gamer
Its amaizing what TV can do :)
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#10
AsRock
TPU addict
lemonadesoda said:
^ thanks. OK.

Perhaps I need to start a wiki page on that German kid. LOL. He could brand endorse robust laptops and peripherals like keyboards! LOL. The he could be the most famous PC gamer. :roll:

Funny really, the phrase "world's most famous" when really it should be world's most promoted, and now, consequently, perhaps arguably the most well know name in PC gaming
Funny though as it's always made me NOT buy the stuff... Maybe thats what helped ABit to go bump ?..

Don't really dislike the guy just this kind of marketing just don't work for me..
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#12
ArkanHell
Good Idea: Invent something to accelerate transmission of data between Hard Drive and CPU/RAM.

Bad Idea: Sell it at the same price of an entire computer.
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#13
Kantastic
malware said:
"The ioXtreme supercharges high-end PCs and workstations. I predict this technology will fundamentally change the way software is designed, allowing developers to create a new class of applications that seamlessly handle massive amounts of data," Fatal1ty said. “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.”
Anyone wonder how long it took Wendel to remember all this?
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
Kantastic said:
Anyone wonder how long it took Wendel to remember all this?
no, but i'd pay to see wendel win a game tournament while ripping DVD's and doing 3D rendering. (and then get arrested for ripping DVD's)
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#15
DaedalusHelios
Originally Posted by malware
"The ioXtreme supercharges high-end PCs and workstations. I predict this technology will fundamentally change the way software is designed, allowing developers to create a new class of applications that seamlessly handle massive amounts of data," Fatal1ty said. “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.”
Kantastic said:
Anyone wonder how long it took Wendel to remember all this?
When installing a new application you shouldn't be doing all of that at once. Right?
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
DaedalusHelios said:
When installing a new application you shouldn't be doing all of that at once. Right?
Exactly. And now you know what level of technical skill Mr. Fatality has.
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#17
TheMailMan78
Big Member
All I read in this thread is a bunch of player hating. (Pun intended).
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#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
that is about lets see 800 bucks or more cheaper than what was reviewed in both CPU and Maximum PC magazine. What sucks about that drive though is its not bootable, meaning you cannot load windows onto it (or any OS).
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#19
Jizzler
WarEagleAU said:
that is about lets see 800 bucks or more cheaper than what was reviewed in both CPU and Maximum PC magazine. What sucks about that drive though is its not bootable, meaning you cannot load windows onto it (or any OS).
Really? I'm slightly dumbfounded as to why they would try to release one that wasn't bootable, and at a price roughly equal to six Vertex 30GB drives (time to get a water block on that southbridge ;))
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#20
Lumpy
qwerty_lesh said:
You ever see a PCB that reflective and have the reflection's loose their textures? :laugh:
Yes.
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#21
Scrizz
I have an old sound blaster like that
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#22
Fx
relax

why are you guys hating on Fatality. i am not a fan of his and have never seen his gameplay. I am pretty damn good at FPS myself matter of fact

I have never bought the overpriced HW. but you should recognize that he is adept at business otherwise all of the partnerships that he has had with many companies would have never happened. both parties are clearly making money

i like money and wish i could have what he has going for him
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#23
m4gicfour
TheMailMan78 said:
All I read in this thread is a bunch of player hating. (Pun intended).
Nobody cares if your puns were intended.


Sorry, couldn't resist.

Back on topic, I'd love to have a system with a high-end SSD for OS and a highend Fusion-IO drive for DATA (the PCIE based units have better bandwidth / latency than SATA 2 IIRC)

Unfortunately I can't afford it; and Fatal1ty certainly doesn't make things better and cheaper...
I wonder what corners they cut to get their price cheaper and add Fatal1ty?
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#24
Kantastic
Fx said:
why are you guys hating on Fatality. i am not a fan of his and have never seen his gameplay. I am pretty damn good at FPS myself matter of fact

I have never bought the overpriced HW. but you should recognize that he is adept at business otherwise all of the partnerships that he has had with many companies would have never happened. both parties are clearly making money

i like money and wish i could have what he has going for him
I doubt he's adept at business, just a guy who played a lot of games and miraculously made a fortune of it.
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#25
department76
can't hold that statement entirely against fatal1ty, i could use more "speed" in order to better handle massive files while 3D gaming...

anyone else been to a LAN with a good file-server present? ;)
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