Samsung have invested “millions” of dollars into SSD storage firm Fusion-io, with the two companies looking to work more closely on solid-state memory applications in future. Fusion-io are responsible for a range of SSDs that slot into a desktop PCI slot rather than using a SATA channel. While not usually intended for use as a primary, e.g. boot drive, they make for incredibly fast serving of data: the ioDrive Duo, for instance, offers 1.28TB of storage and read rates of up to 1,500MB/sec.
Samsung is already one of Fusion-io’s NAND flash suppliers, and in fact provides the company with the bulk of their memory chips. Neither company have revealed the extent of the investment, nor made clear what the partnership expect to work on first.
[via PC World]