One of the latest Fusion-io products was delivered to us a few days ago. We thoroughly tested and checked the new IoScale 3.2TB card. As announced, the results will be published in this article.

The IoScale card has been tested with the storage benchmark program fio on the following hardware:

|Serverboard: | Supermicro X9DRH-iF | |CPU: | 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2609 2.40 GHz | |RAM: | 64GB DDR3 | |System: | CentOS 6.3 (x64) |

Speed test (the tests were performed with a block size of 1MB)

321,23 GB/s1,46 GB/s
641,24 GB/s1,46 GB/s


(the tests were performed randomly with a block size of 4k and 64 threads)


IoSphere With the included IoSphere software, which helps administrators to manage many ioDrive cards, it also lists exactly which errors the cards have, what the current temperature looks like and how many blocks are still fully functional. This is particularly useful in large installations in troubleshooting.

A very useful feature is the live performance display of data throughput and input output operations per second (IOPS). ioScale - ioSphere

Conclusion: The IoScale has a tremendously fast read and write speed and is one of the fastest cards currently available on the market.