IO drive SSDs have become increasingly popular as some of the fastest and most reliable storage devices available. Users whose enterprises need even better performance in a single PCIe slot will find the IO SSD very useful.
These drives can be employed as super-fast disks or extensions to basic DRAM memory. Their ability to connect directly to the system's PCIe enables increased data transfer throughput. Users can get data transfers of up to 6 gigabytes per second.
With IO solid-state drives, data transfer can occur via the fast Direct Memory Access (DMA). Latency is reduced, thanks to the omission of the ATA/SATA protocol stack. Another important advantage of IO SSD is that the memory is non-volatile. That is, data stored will remain on the drive even when power is turned off.
Consumers or business users do not have to rue the burden of translating 4K write speeds into everyday activities anymore. IO drive SSD comes with very high sequential speeds and performs great in the real-world with the ability to cope with some mixed random activities.
These drives can handle the rigors of intense workloads and high traffic. Passing them to and from different devices won't reduce their performance. Having proven effective in several consumer traces, including HTPC, gaming systems, and mail servers, they perform incredibly under several conditions.
IO drives offer higher Input-Output per second (IOps) and megabytes per second while delivering lower latency times. An incredible advantage of the IO drive SSD is that they can be stripped together for even better performance.
For example, the performance which users get with a single 160GBIO SSD ramps up when stripped together with the 640GB segment. Most times, having an IO drive duo can offer more than a 50% increase in performance.
The IO drive often comes stacked on a PCIe card with two or more layers on top of each other. For example, each layer of the 640GB drive comes as a unique 320GB IO SSD. Some drives come with even higher storage capacities, such as 2.4TB, 1.28TB, and more! The drive's design is clean and compact, with a well-designed support bracket on the back area of the drive card.
The support bracket is important to keep the drive composed in certain mounting conditions. It also gives it an attractive finished structure to improve its performance. The IO drive card comes with about three heat sinks, which are black-finned. The heat sinks are set up in the server environment where air pulls through the chassis, and they cool the drive passively.
The setup is straightforward, with the card size dictated partially by the drive's total capacity. Users don't require much disassembly to figure out the inner workings of the IO drives. The components are in full view, and there will be no need to dismantle them.