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KnowledgeTek

Knowledgetek is the #1 technology training seminar resource in the storage networking industry. Since 1984, Knowledgetek technology courses are developed with our hands-on, experienced trainers. Up-to-date information, using the latest leading-edge storage technology and devices. Seminars include: SAS; SATA; SCSI; Flash Hybrid; noise-predictive PRML channels; ATAPI; DVD and CD technology; Fibre Channel; Advanced Perpendicular Recording; Disk Drives; solid state, tape storage and their interfaces and 1394 Interface.

  • editor's comments:- August 2011 - many training organizations act as marketing aggregators of talented people who work for their own companies or academia. You can get a useful idea of the trainers and backgrounds available via KnowledgeTek by clicking on this link here..

    In the fall of 2011 - KnowledgeTek will start running a series of 2 day courses on SSD technology (price $1,595) - in which you will learn - "...how SSDs work; how flash works; how flash is changing the storage industry; skepticism for claims of reliability, low-cost, and low-power; limitations for flash's future in SSDs; and what is poised to replace it."

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what can you learn about SSD technology in 2 days?
Editor:- August 23, 2011 - I've been learning about SSDs and related technologies the easy way - one idea at a time - in a low pressure environment - over a period of many years from many sources - so there was never any danger that my brain would explode from the intake of too much concentrated and sometimes contradictory information.

Lucky me!

But many of you are (as I see in your emails) are plunging deep into the cold dark fathoms of SSD with the urgent need of fishing out some useful decision nuggets without the aid of breathing tanks or depth gages - armed only with a web browser as your torch and a an alarm clock to remind you to get back to the land of offline before your time is up.

Depending how big those decision-nugget-budgets are - events and training courses may offer an effective alternative fishing strategy.

I learned today that KnowledgeTek is running a series of 2 day courses on SSD technology (price $1,595) in September (/Longmont, CO) and November (San Jose, CA).
SSD training and education directory Among other things - KnowledgeTek says you will learn - "...how SSDs work; how flash works; how flash is changing the storage industry; skepticism for claims of reliability, low-cost, and low-power; limitations for flashs future in SSDs; and what is poised to replace it."
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. ...read the article
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