Enmotus FuzeDrive brings fast storage to AMD Ryzen users
NVMe PCIe SSDs are the fastest storage solutions these days, but the prices are still high compared to regular SSDs, not to mention old HDDs. There might be a good alternative to NVMe, if Enmotus does everything right, but this would still be limited to users who chose AMD Ryzen and Threadripper processors. Enmotus is a high-end server storage solution provider that certainly is not known to the consumer market. However, in an effort to bring affordable fast storage to the mainstream sectors, it partnered up with AMD and is preparing to launch FuzeDrive, a technology that combines all available storage devices into a high-speed storage pool.
Regular users do not usually afford large arrays of NVMe SSDs, but with FuzeDive it is now possible to group NVMe, SSD, HHD and 3D XPoint cache memory devices into on storage volume that is bootable. Enmotus collaborated with AMD to make the FuzeDrive software compatible with the B350, X370 and X399 chipset, and users can also add DDR4 RAM to the storage pool in order to improve load times.
FuzeDrive enables users to combine all storage devices without reinstalling the operating system, essentially eliminating the problems of having large programs on HDDs and the OS plus a few programs on SSDs. Enmotus warns that the current version of FuzeDrive only allows SSDs with capacities no larger than 128 GB as the Fast Tier drive that stores commonly accessed data and the maximum pool size can only reach 10 TB for the moment, but these limitations will be fixed through future updates.
Unfortunately, FuzeDrive is not free. The official Enmotus site lists it at US$19.99, but the license is available on any system, as long as only one copy is used.