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Founded in 1982, Compaq Computer Corporation is a leading global provider of information technology products, services and solutions for enterprise customers. Compaq designs, develops, manufactures and markets information technology equipment, software, services and solutions, including industry-leading enterprise storage and computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, communication products, personal desktop and notebook computers, and personal entertainment and Internet access devices that are sold in more than 200 countries directly and through a network of authorized Compaq marketing partners. Information on Compaq and its products and services is available at

see also:- Compaq - editor mentions on and article:- Remember Compaq? - and other blasts from the past

  • editor's comments:- In the 1980s Compaq revolutionized the IBM PC compatible market - and thereafter grew into one of the world's top 10 storage companies (and server companies.)

    In May 2002 - Compaq merged into HP.
the top 20 SSD companies.............................
Editor:- April 13, 2011 - recently published the 16th quarterly edition of the top 20 SSD companies - based on reader search volume in the 1st quarter of 2011.

With new commentaries for each listed company it's a useful intro to the SSD companies who will dominate market trends in the coming years.

StorageSearch currently tracks over 300 SSD companies - which is 6x more than when this series started - and 30x more than when we started publishing real-time updated SSD vendor lists here in 1998.

It's natural to just look at the companies in the list - but you can learn more about how the market has changed by looking at the products which readers are searching for too.
click to see the top 20 SSD oems Back in 2007 - when these quarterly lists started - 7 out of the top 10 companies sold 2.5" SSDs. Now in this new edition - 8 out of the top 10 companies sell SSDs which are compatible with PCIe.
Surviving SSD sudden power loss
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

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