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ARIO Data Networks - (circa 2005)

Privately held ARIO Data Networks, Inc. provides OEMs the essential building blocks to create high availability, high performance, high density, highly scalable, and highly modular serial I/O storage subsystem solutions for RAID and JBOD deployment. ARIO Data's products enable a dramatic reduction in storage subsystem TCO, while seamlessly integrating with existing storage infrastructures. The products support next-generation disk technology such as SATA, SAS and Fibre Channel, and incorporate intelligent I/O switching and highly integrated ASICs. ARIO Data's enhanced solutions are being deployed in SAN, NAS and DAS environments, with applications ranging from Information Lifecycle Management, to nearline storage, to disk-to-disk back up, to high performance scientific computing. Headquartered in San Jose, California, ARIO Data can be reached at:,, and (408) 432-8778.

  • Editor's comments:- January 9, 2007 - Xyratex announced that it has completed its acquisition of key assets from ARIO Data Networks. Under the terms of the agreement, Xyratex acquired intellectual property, capital assets and skilled resources.
SSD power down management
Why should you care what happens in an SSD when the power goes down?

This important design feature - which barely rates a mention in most SSD datasheets and press releases - has a strong impact on SSD data integrity and operational reliability.

This article will help you understand why some SSDs which (work perfectly well in one type of application) might fail in others... even when the changes in the operational environment appear to be negligible.
image shows Megabyte's hot air balloon - click to read the article SSD power down architectures and acharacteristics If you thought endurance was the end of the SSD reliability story - think again. the article
Imprinting the brain of the SSD..................
Editor:- How did the SSD market change from:- Who cares? to You care! about the identity of SSD controllers.
click to read the case study - about the SandForce Driven program My article - Imprinting the brain of the SSD - compares SandForce's SSD processor branding program with previous examples in chip history and analyzes key business success factors.

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