Intel has managed to put seven of their SSDs on a single card! We had the chance to speak to an Intel fellow who told us that the card is able to reach 1.076 million IOPS (input/output operations per second). Intel is claiming that to get this level of performance from magnetic drives, you would need over 5,000 of them. In terms of bandwidth numbers that we would understand, this would be around four gigabytes per second of storage bandwidth. This is equivalent to nearly 5,000 disk drives worth of random read/write performance and you can fit this in your hands. Try doing that with 5,000 disk drives! SSDs are clearly going to be the storage drive of the future and this is one example of the way they might be headed!
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