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Medea - (2003)

Medéa Corporation, headquartered in Calabasas, California, designs and manufactures high-performance, low-cost storage subsystems optimized for rich media and streaming applications. Corporate headquarters is located at 26707 West Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA 91302. Telephone: (818) 880-0303. Fax: (818) 880-6906. Internet: www.medea.com

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Squeak! - SSD Myths and Legends - "write endurance"
Does the fatal gene of "write endurance" built into flash solid state disks prevent their deployment in intensive server acceleration applications - such as RAID systems?
It was certainly true as little as a few years ago.

What's the risk with today's devices?

This article looks at the current generation of products and calculates how much (or how little) you should be worried.
read the article - SSD Myths and Legends
RAM based SSDs have been used alongside RAID for years - but flash SSDs are physically smaller and have bigger capacity (160G in 2.5") and are lower cost than RAM-SSDs and could actually be configured in standard RAID boxes. F-SSDs aren't as fast as RAM based products but a single flash SSD can deliver 20,000 IOPs - which when scaled up in an array - starts to look interesting. ...read the article, storage reliability solid state disks

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