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storage history - December 2009, week 1

storage news
I'm too old to do that chimney stunt again
this year thought Megabyte hopefully.
Wrong again!
... SSD endurance
flash SSD Jargon
the Top 10 SSD Companies
this way to the Petabyte SSD
where are we now with SSD software?
how fast can your SSD run backwards?
the Survivor's Guide to Enterprise SSDs
Symantec Adds SSDs to Storage Migration Classes

Editor:- December 7, 2009 - Symantec announced an upgrade to its Storage Foundation management software which enables it to automatically discover SSDs from leading vendors and optimize data placement on SSD devices transparently.

Editor's comments:- this is a tool within the context of a complex and expensive data migration service - rather than an auto-tuning SSD acceleration tool. You'll still need the SSD Hot Spot Engineer to tell you where to migrate those files to. As we head into 2010 - Year of the SSD Market Bubble - you're going to see the word "SSD" appearing in a lot of press releases from software vendors as a way of making their products sound sexier.

Recalibrating Consumer Assumptions about SSD Data Recovery

Editor:- December 7, 2009 - today published a new update on the theme of - Data Recovery for flash SSDs.

Market research consistently shows that most small businesses and consumers don't do adequate backups. Such users unwittingly offer themselves as prospective future customers for data recovery. This is another area in which the user experience of hard drives is unlike that for SSDs. The SSD you buy today determines whether a future data recovery is economically or technically viable. the article

Digital Video Cameras get 250GB Adapter

Editor:- December 2, 2009 - Maxell announced imminent availability of a new digital video camera adapter ( $1,500) - the iVDR VC102 designed to operate with its Firewire compatible 250GB iVDR EX rugged drive ($289).

Operating off a rechargeable, internal battery, it will operate for up to 90 minutes of nonstop recording.

"Our first-generation iVDR was successful with the Panasonic P2 cameras," said Patricia Byrne, senior marketing manager for Maxell. "Our new iVDR VC102 utilizes technology from CitiDISK (Shining Technology) for its intelligent acquisition, allowing for vastly expanded support of professional video cameras. The iVDR VC102 allows any camera that utilizes the DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO100, DVCPRO HD or HDV formats to record simultaneously to an iVDR drive. Footage can later be off-loaded directly into an assortment of editing programs, such as Final Cut Pro, Edius or Adobe Premiere." iVDR news

Micron Samples SATA 3.0 SSDs

Editor:- December 2, 2009 - Micron announced it is sampling 6Gbps SATA MLC SSDs in 1.8" and 2.5" form factors.

Micron's C300 SSD can achieve a read throughput speed of up to 355MB/s and a write throughput up to 215MB/s.

Editor's comments:- Long anticipated in's flash SSD Roadmap - it was inevitable that we would be seeing 6Gbps SATA SSDs soon, because several companies have already sampled 6Gbps SAS SSDs which use the same physical interface. It was simply a question of when vendors would judge the market conditions right. (Or pre-announce them first.)

85% Growth Not Enough for 2.5" SSDs

Editor:- December 2, 2009 - 2.5" SSD pageviews on increased 85% in November compared to the year ago period.

But that wasn't enough for this subject to regain the #1 slot for "most viewed SSD form factor" by our readers.

The #1 subject was again - PCIe SSDs - which was 3.6x the level of the year ago period. Proof - if it were needed - that once SSD buyers have bought into the idea of application acceleration - they are prepared to cast aside ties to historic interfaces and form factors and look at the best value for money when considering new projects.

And that leads us to a simple rule of thumb for deciding which are the best types of SSDs to look at first.
  • pre-existing application box (server or notebook) - traditional SSD form factors (2.5", 1.8"and 3.5").
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Top Storage Articles & Subjects - December 2009
  1. the Solid State Disks Buyers Guide
  2. the SSD Bookmarks
  3. War of the Disks: Hard Disk Drives vs. Flash SSDs
  4. the Fastest SSDs
  5. the Top 10 SSD OEMs
  6. SSD Myths and Legends - "write endurance"
  7. PCIe SSD Market
  8. 2.5" SSD Market
  9. SSD news & directory
  10. Flash Memory vs. Hard Disks - Which Will Win?
  11. NAS, DAS or SAN? - Choosing the Technology
  12. 1.8" SSD Market
  13. 3.5" SSD Market
  14. RAM SSDs versus Flash SSDs - which is Best?
  15. After SSDs... What Next?
  16. Hard Disk Market
  17. A Storage Architecture Guide
  18. SATA SSD Market
  19. Notebook SSD Market
  20. Are MLC SSDs Ever Safe in Enterprise Apps?
  21. Can you trust flash SSD specs & benchmarks?
  22. What's a Solid State Disk?
  23. RAM SSD Market
  24. NAS Market
  25. the Benefits of SAS for External Subsystems
  26. Z's Laws - Predicting Flash SSD Performance
  27. flash SSD Market
  28. the Problem with Write IOPS - in flash SSDs
  29. 3 Easy Ways to Enter the SSD Market
  30. flash SSD Jargon Explained

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