Arik Hesseldahl

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Flash Storage Player Fusion-io Kicks It Up a Notch With New Drive

Fusion-io, the company that went public during the summer of flash madness said today it has built a new version of its ioDrive hardware that runs substantially faster than the original. Designed to sit between conventional hard drives and the processor in a computer in order to speed up high-performance computing environments, the company says the ioDrive2 is twice as fast as the original.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus