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  • Disaster recovery planning: 10 tips to help you avoid costly missteps

    Storage magazine for March 2013 features advice from disaster recovery (DR) expert Jon Toigo, who outlines 10 key points to keep in mind when developing and implementing a disaster recovery plan. Storage is a key element of any company's DR pl... 

  • Solid-state storage guide

    The benefits of solid-state storage are well known at this point: It’s fast, it’s cool and it barely uses any power. But are you getting the biggest bang for your buck? Explore the March 2012 issue of Storage Magazine to learn how this technology is ... 

  • Status report: Solid-state storage

    In the October 2011 cover story of Storage magazine, Phil Goodwin provides a status update on solid-state storage technology. Learn about the various use cases for solid-state storage and find out the different forms of solid-state technology on the ... 

  • E-book: Making the case for solid-state storage

    This all-encompassing e-book will cover the bases of solid-state drives (SSD). Learn more about how to build a business case for solid-state storage, adding SSD drives instead of disk drives, how to implement NAND flash, and the ben... 

  • The business case for solid state vs. disk storage

    The June 2010 cover story of Storage magazine provided insights on where solid state makes sense in today’s storage environments. This month’s issue also reveals the winners of our latest Quality Awards survey for backup and recovery software, best p... 

  • The lowdown on solid-state storage

    Storage Magazine Online September 2009 features a cover story updating the speedy evolution of Solid-State Storage – and what factors are transforming this technology from a niche to standard practice for storage shops. 

  • Exploring the solid-state storage advantage

    Solid-state storage sips power, stays cool and runs rings around traditional magnetic media. Also in this issue, read about blade server storage on the cutting edge, and how medical records can cause storage headaches. 

  • server-side flash

    Server-side flash is the use of a solid state drive with flash memory in a server. The flash memory, typically NAND, may be connected via different interfaces such as SATA, SAS or PCIe.  

  • P/E cycle

    A solid-state-storage program-erase cycle is a sequence of events in which data is written to solid-state NAND flash memory cell (such as the type found in a so-called flash or thumb drive), then erased, and then rewritten. 

  • resistive RAM (RRAM)

    Resistive random-access memory (RRAM) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a specially formulated solid dielectric material. 

  • solid-state storage

    Solid state storage (SSS) is a type of computer storage media that is made from silicon microchips. 

  • multi-level cell (MLC) flash

    Multi-level cell (MLC) flash writes two data segments to the same cell, effectively doubling the capacity of flash storage media. 

  • solid-state drive (SSD)

    An SSD (solid-state drive or solid-state disk) is a storage device that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory. (Continued...) 

  • cache memory

    Cache memory is random access memory (RAM) that a computer microprocessor can access more quickly than it can access regular RAM. 

  • flash memory

    Flash memory is a type of constantly-powered nonvolatile memory that can be erased and reprogrammed in units of memory called blocks. 

  • nonvolatile storage (NVS)

    Also see our Fast Guide to RAM. Nonvolatile (sometimes written as "non-volatile") storage (NVS) - also known as nonvolatile memory or nonvolatile random access memory (NVRAM) - is a form of static random access memory whose contents are saved when a ... 

  • nonvolatile memory

    Also see our Fast Guide to RAM. Nonvolatile memory is a general term for all forms of solid state (no moving parts) memory that do not need to have their memory contents periodically refreshed. 

About Solid-State Storage

The Solid-State Storage topics page provides news articles, tips, tutorials, guides, special reports and podcasts for data storage professionals who manage storage hardware and other storage resources in their company's data center. Look here for guidance and advice on solid-state storage topics such as solid-state disk (SSD), SSD drives, SSD testing, SSD prices, SSD performance, SSD benefits, solid-state memory, DRAM memory, flash memory, DRAM vs. flash memory, and other solid-state technologies.