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Lead Data

Lead Data, Inc., headquartered in HsinChu, Taiwan, is a leading producer of various computer-oriented media for the consumer market, mainly optical media (CD-R/RW and DVD-R/RW), electronic media (flash memory cards and readers) and printable media (inkjet photo paper and opaque, transparent and metalized films).

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Megabyte found that tying lots of barrels
together to cross the data stream worked
well. And if one of them got punctured,
the raft didn't sink.
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Increasing Flash Solid State Disk Reliability - article by SiliconSystems

Solid state disks, based on flash technology, have greatly improved in performance in recent years and now compete head to head with RAM based accelerator systems. Flash also has significant advatanges in servers compared to RAM SSDs due to low power consumption.

But if you think that all solid state disks which use flash are equally reliable and enduring then think again.

That's a bit like saying that a Mercedes 300SL sports coupe is as tough as a Tiger tank because both were made in Germany and both are built out of metal. But as Oddball (Donald Sutherland) says in the movie Kelly's Heroes "I ain't messing with no Tigers."

This article by SiliconSystems, shows how their patented architecture cleverly manages the wear out mechanisms inherent in all flash media to deliver a disk lifetime that is about 4 times greater than of other enterprise flash products and upto 100 times greater than intrinsic flash memory. ...read the article, ...SiliconSystems profile, Solid state disks

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