| leading the way to the
new storage frontier
After SSDs... What Next?|
flash SSD Jargon Explained
the Top 10 SSD
Easy Ways to Enter the SSD Market
Storage Market Outlook 2010
Integrity Challenges in flash SSD Design
Efficiency - making the
same SSD - with less chips
|InnoDisk Enters PCIe SSD
Editor:- December 22, 2009 - InnoDisk entered the
PCIe SSD market with a
new model called the Matador with upto
800MB/s read and
550MB/s write speeds and upto 1TB capacity (MLC).
SLC versions are
also available - but are slower - R/W upto 700MB/s and 500MB/s respectively.
Retail pricing for 256GB is $999.
It has an internal
RAID allocation function
enabling users to trade between capacity between data protection and
Its Power Guard protection ensures data will be written into flash when
power is interrupted unexpectedly.
Although it sounds remarkably similar to the type of products that
shipping a year ago - InnoDisk says it's an original design based on their own
firmware and IP.
Need SSD Acceleration ASAP? - new article on SSD ASAPs
December 18, 2009 - StorageSearch.com
today published a new article which discusses
the pros and cons of
using SSD ASAPs - Auto-tuning SSD Accelerated Pools of storage.
can server users easily decide if they should ignore these products - or spend
more time looking at them? It's going to be a huge market. ...read the article
LSI Samples 600k IOPS ROC for SSD Servers
December 16, 2009 - LSI
announced it is
the LSISAS2208 - a dual-core
IC to OEM customers.
intended to support the forthcoming PCIe 3.0 specification, currently under
development and provide performance levels that meet the needs of
next-generation server platforms based on
flash SSD storage
(up to 600,000 IOPS).
the Problem with Write IOPS - in flash SSDs
December 16, 2009 - StorageSearch.com
today published a new article -
the Problem with
Write IOPS - in flash SSDs.
Flash SSD "random write IOPS"
are now similar to "read IOPS" in many of the
fastest SSDs. So
why are they such a poor predictor of application performance?
why are users still buying
RAM SSDs which cost
9x more than SLC? - even when the IOPS specs look similar. This tells
you why the specs got faster - but the applications didn't. And why competing
SSDs with apparently identical benchmark results can perform completely
State of North Carolina chooses NearPoint to archive 1 million
Editor:- December 16, 2009 - Mimosa Systems
announced that the State of North Carolina has selected Mimosa
to archive emails for 41,000 state employees.
Mimosa was selected as
the archiving vendor of choice from a pool of 29 other archiving vendors who
responded to an open state bid.
A-DATA Joins "SandForce Inside" SSD List
December 15, 2009 -
today it has joined the growing roster of
SSD makers using
SSD SoCs from SandForce.
says products are now in the final testing stage and will be previewed at
CES next month.
Editor's comments:- I had earlier commented on A-DATA's
weaknesses in the enterprise SSD product space. This collaboration with
SandForce is intended to fill product gaps in this strategic market.
Flash" - is a market phenomenon|
not a technology.
|Sugaring flash for
- describes - how the market changed from 2004 to 201X and how views
about the reliability of SLC, eMLC, MLC, TLC etc were at first painfully
learned and then later discarded.|
is published by