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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

  • NVM Express, NAND flash energize storage vendors

    E-Handbook -Flash storage is the fastest-growing segment of the storage market, and there are a number of emerging drive technologies and flash standards that you should be aware of. The biggest news on the drive technology front that's happening today is the introduction of 3D NAND chips. These chips are stacked vertically to increase the density of cells on a single chip, which in turn increases overall capacity. Another key development is the use of TLC, or triple-level cell, flash in enterprise arrays, due to more sophisticated flash controllers that can balance the wear on these less expensive drives. This is becoming common today and it will further reduce flash costs, making the technology more appealing to a wider variety of organizations. It will also bring flash even closer to cost parity with hard disk drive systems, which may help to drive the popularity of all-flash arrays. As noted above, there are also a number of new flash drive standards aimed at ensuring that chips and drives from multiple vendors are compatible -- SATA Express and nonvolatile memory express. Our Drill Down on new drive technologies and standards will put these SATAe and NVM Express standards in context and explain the importance of both SATAe and NVM Express. You'll also learn about how NAND chips are evolving and possible successors to the technology.

  • eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard)

    Definition -An embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) is a small storage device made up of NAND flash memory and a simple storage controller.

  • Will the eMMC controller market keep up with flash innovation?

    Feature -EMMC host controllers may have a hard time handling advances in flash memory technology, like 3D NAND and newer connection interfaces, and competition from new markets.

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Solid state cache appliance implementations from searchSolidStateStorage.com

  • Differences between SSD caching and tiering technologies

    Tip -Brien Posey looks at popular ways of using SSD as cache, including write-around, write-through and write-back, as well as how the technology compares with SSD tiering.

  • 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.

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Server-based SSD implementations from searchSolidStateStorage.com

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