Solid-state storage

Solid-state storage is becoming common for SAN, NAS and even emerging systems such as hyper-converged infrastructure. Look for guidance and advice on solid-state storage topics such as solid-state drives (SSDs) and devices, SSD prices and performance, solid-state memory, flash memory, and emerging flash technologies such as NVMe, Optane and 3D XPoint.

Solid-state storage News

  • November 19, 2020 19 Nov'20

    Qumulo storage adds NVMe cache to NAS stash

    The Qumulo storage software code was written to operate in containers in microservices environments. The vendor swapped SATA SSDs for NVMe to cache data in front of capacity disk.

  • November 19, 2020 19 Nov'20

    Flash storage debate heats up over QLC SSDs vs. HDDs

    QLC flash storage is exerting pressure on spinning disk for mass storage and archiving use cases -- but HDDs will stick around for years if not decades, industry experts predict.

  • November 18, 2020 18 Nov'20

    COVID-19 research generates big data, invaluable info

    When supporting COVID-19 research that could uncover treatment for the pandemic, IT and storage pros want to make sure they're 'not the bottleneck' in the process.

  • November 13, 2020 13 Nov'20

    NVMe, Optane, GPUs exert big impact on enterprise storage

    Enterprises in need of high-performance storage for AI, analytics and virtualization may find help in new NVMe, Optane and processor technologies, a Flash Memory Summit panel says.

Solid-state storage Get Started

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  • M.2 SSD

    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive that is used in internally mounted storage expansion cards of a small form factor. Continue Reading

  • NVMe (non-volatile memory express)

    NVMe (non-volatile memory express) is a host controller interface and storage protocol created to accelerate the transfer speed of data between enterprise and client systems and solid-state drives (SSDs) over a computer's high-speed Peripheral ... Continue Reading

  • NVMe speeds explained

    The non-volatile memory express protocol is tailor-made to make SSDs fast. Get up to speed on NVMe performance and how it compares to the SATA and SAS interfaces. Continue Reading

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