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Solid-state storage showing up in more shops
This article is part of the Vol. 10 Num. 5 July 2011 issue of Storage magazine
It costs a lot and still has limited capacities, but solid-state storage use continues to grow. Our survey shows where storage shops are using the technology and how much solid-state capacity they have installed. There’s something just so cool about solid-state storage that you’ll find yourself using exclamations when you talk about it. More than 500 data storage pros responded to our survey with comments ranging from “SSD rocks!” to “Wish it was cheaper!” High cost aside, just a shade under 50% use solid state and are pretty pleased with it: on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is extremely satisfied and 5 is extremely disappointed, solid-state users registered an average of 1.8. The last time we asked (approximately 18 months ago) average installed solid-state capacity was nearly 1.5 TB; now it’s at 2.1 TB. And shops have now used solid state for an average 12 months vs. eight months on the previous survey. The favorite place to stick that solid-state storage hasn’t changed, with 45% favoring laptop/desktop deployments. When we asked ...
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