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  • Choosing the correct laptop SSDAnswer - Leah Schoeb, partner with Evaluator Group, discusses the important considerations for selecting the right laptop SSD.
  • Adding SSD to a tiered storage systemAnswer - Find out whether you need to invest in new management software when adding SSD to a tiered storage system in this Expert Response from Marc Staimer.
  • Best practices for SSD technologiesFeature - No longer a luxury item for well-heeled data centers, SSD technologies are more affordable than ever and come in a variety of form factors with a choice of deployment options.
  • Define SSD: Top terms you need to knowFeature - How do you define SSD? Check out this list of important SSD terms. The list includes terms you should know and some that may seem obscure.

Laptop SSD, desktop SSD, and other implementations from searchSolidStateStorage.com

  • Almost time for SSD flash storage to be used with object storage

    Feature -As the price of flash SSD storage continues to fall, it becomes more attractive for object storage, which otherwise counts on big, slow and cheap HDDs.

  • 3.5" SSD (3.5 solid-state drive)

    Definition -A 3.5 solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device designed for the 3.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) form factor. It fits into the drive slot as a same-sized HDD in a portable computer, enterprise server, or storage system.

  • HDD form factor (hard disk drive form factor)

    Definition -HDD form factor is the size or geometry of a hard disk drive, determining the device’s compatibility with the drive bays in a storage array or enclosure, server, portable computer or other computing device.

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SSD array implementations from searchSolidStateStorage.com

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SSD utility and application tools from searchSolidStateStorage.com

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Solid state storage technology from searchSolidStateStorage.com

  • 3D XPoint memory stumbles in race to ditch DRAM; RRAM may step up

    Feature -Due to mediocre performance, Intel and Micron have put off the release of the 3D XPoint technology until 2017. This could open the door for RRAM products from companies like SanDisk.

  • Flash storage caching boosts application performance, requires balance

    Feature -Chris Evans discusses the benefits to caching flash storage, the trade-offs involved and flash cache models, as well as a handy cheat sheet.

  • Flash storage caching, tiering or both? Consider the workload

    E-Handbook -If you're using a flash-based storage system, you're familiar with caching and tiering to accelerate data. Storage tiering is used in hybrid flash storage systems to separate active and inactive data. Active data is kept on the flash tier, while inactive data is moved to a less-expensive storage tier. If the data becomes "hot" once again, it is moved back to the flash tier. Because data only lives on one tier at a time, tiered architectures need to have some kind of redundancy built into them.

    In caching, data is copied or mirrored from one tier to another, so active data is on multiple tiers at the same time. If the active data is no longer needed, the cache will just create flash space for new data sets to use.

    Vendors implement tiering technology in various ways. Some even have a "flash-first" approach that puts all data on flash before it is moved to a hard disk tier to become inactive. Users therefore have to be careful not to overprovision flash in these environments.

    The decision to use tiering or caching depends on a variety of factors, such as the number of applications that require access to high-performance storage resources, the I/O patterns of these applications and your budgetary constraints.

    Learn when to use each of these technologies in your own environment.

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Solid state cache appliance implementations from searchSolidStateStorage.com

  • Flash storage caching boosts application performance, requires balance

    Feature -Chris Evans discusses the benefits to caching flash storage, the trade-offs involved and flash cache models, as well as a handy cheat sheet.

  • Copy management system saves storage space, cash

    E-Zine -Having a multitude of copies of primary data is a waste of precious storage space, resources and money. It also presents security and compliance risks. A copy management system reduces storage requirements, costs and dangers by enabling rapid and easy access to copy data and greater control over the entire copy data lifecycle.

    Caching preserves active copies of data on high-performance media while maintaining primary versions on cheaper disk or flash. With a small amount of cache, you can speed up most I/O requests to improve application performance much more economically than storing all data on expensive fast media.

    Veritas and Veeam emerge as the clear winners for this year's backup Quality Awards. They led a combined field of 15 product lines, with Veritas landing in the winner's circle for this first time in four years and upstart Veeam scoring an unprecedented three-peat.

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    null -Having a multitude of copies of primary data is a waste of precious storage space, resources and money. It also presents security and compliance risks. A copy management system reduces storage requirements, costs and dangers by enabling rapid and easy access to copy data and greater control over the entire copy data lifecycle.

    Caching preserves active copies of data on high-performance media while maintaining primary versions on cheaper disk or flash. With a small amount of cache, you can speed up most I/O requests to improve application performance much more economically than storing all data on expensive fast media.

    Veritas and Veeam emerge as the clear winners for this year's backup Quality Awards. They led a combined field of 15 product lines, with Veritas landing in the winner's circle for this first time in four years and upstart Veeam scoring an unprecedented three-peat.

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Server-based SSD implementations from searchSolidStateStorage.com

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