2009 summary in
SSD Market History |
Book on Forensic Data Recovery|
|Editor:- June 4,
2009 - Ontrack
this week announced availability of the second 2nd edition of the American
Bar Association book,
Evidence and Discovery: What Every Lawyer Should Know Now."|
authors, Michele C.S.
M. Nimsger, both have strong connections to Ontrack and more than 20
years combined experience in the legal technology industry.
- editor mentions, Data
Systemic Risk with "Cloud Think"
June 4, 2009 - Burton
Group today published an article called -
and Systemic Risk.
The author Jack Santos
says he thinks "clouds"
are at a peak hype stage and ready for a big disillusionment phase.
will Offer Consumers PCIe SSD Accelerators
|Editor:- June 2, 2009 -
announced it will ship a
version of its enterprise PCIe SSD family in July.|
$895, the ioXtreme has 80GB MLC
flash capacity and average throughput of 520MB/s. Supported OS's include:-
Windows XP, Vista and Linux.
comments:- the ioXtreme marketing package ends the confusion about the
blurring boundaries in the
PCIe SSD market
between enterprise SSDs and pro consumers. This product has been optimized for
the consumer market.
- Out goes expensive SLC
flash (consumers don't need it - although most
do). MLC is less than 1/2 the price of SLC for the same capacity (and that
gap is widening).
- Toss out 80% of the capacity (and memory cost) which you'd find in a
single slot enterprise card too. A single user doesn't need it.
kinds of value optimized decisions can lead you to a product like the
ioXtreme - which is still many times faster than any
2.5" SSD and
satisfies speed hungry consumer budgets without cannibalizing sales to
enterprise customers. It's a clever marketing move and I'm sure it will attract
- Winding down the performance from an enterprise class product like
Fusion-io's ioDrive Duo (1.4GB/s
R/W) to about 1/3 of that saves a bundle on fast glue hardware. It makes the
cache memory cheaper. The SSD controller processor can run slower and you
don't need onboard RAID logic (or if you do - it can be cheaper).
SanDisk Ships New DOM for Netbooks
Editor:- June 2,
2009 - SanDisk
started shipping its 2nd generation of PATA compatible
modules for the netbook market.
IDC, project consumer
purchases of netbooks to rise from 11.5 million sold in 2008 to 50 million in
Performance of SanDisk's new pSSD is 9,000 vRPM and
capacities range from 8 to 64GB. SanDisk says it has improved the non volatile
cache to prevent "stalling" or "shuddering" which was a
problem in 1st generation netbook SSDs.
Editor's comments:- 27 companies make
miniature SSDs under 1.0"
in size. pSSD is simply a brand name of this SSD family from SanDisk -
and not new SSD jargon
term you need to know about. The traditional term for this type of product
is a DOM (disk on module). A SanDisk document describing the
generation pSSD said the benefits were low cost and low weight - 1/10th
the weight of a typical 1.8"
Texas Memory Systems Teams with IBM to Boost Storage Performance
June 2, 2009 - Texas
announced its RamSan-500
rackmount SSD system has been certified interoperable with
System Storage SVC.
"IBM SVC customers have been looking for
ways to improve the performance of their applications using RamSan SSD,"
said Woody Hutsell,
President of Texas Memory Systems. "Texas Memory Systems and IBM
consistently top Storage
Performance Council performance benchmark audits, and both companies
deliver broad interoperability for heterogeneous IT environments. So we think
customers will welcome the news that the compatibility of the RamSan-500 and the
SVC has been thoroughly tested and certified interoperable."
SMART Enters PCIe SSD Market
Editor:- June 1, 2009
- SMART Modular
Technologies disclosed it had used Marvell's
SSD controller in
SMART's new XceedIOPS
PCIe SSD which offers
upto 400GB capacity and 140,000 random IOPS performance.
Dedupe Company Gets Duplicate Offers to Acquire It.
June 1, 2009 - EMC
says it wants to buy Data
EMC says its all-cash offer represents a 20%
premium to the cash
and stock offer made by
for Data Domain on May 20, 2009.
What's the fuss about? - Maybe the big companies think that customers
are ready to put their money into dedupe technology after years of vendors
talking about it.
See also:- this article by Data Domain -
Is Deduplication of
Data Safe? - and More Deduplication FAQs
4, 2009 - comments and analysis on this dedupe bidding war -
Domain's board doesn't like EMC by
PhotoFast Promises 1,500MB/s SSD
Editor:- June 1,
2009 - PhotoFast
showed a faster (version 2) prototype of its G-Monster
PCIe SSD today at
performance is claimed to be 1,500MB/s.
FalconStor Claims Fastest DD2D (Deduped Disk to Disk Backup)
June 1, 2009 - FalconStor
it now delivers the fastest backup
time in the industry.
Using a 100TB test bed connected to a single cluster of 2
FalconStor VTL nodes the total time to backup and deduplicate data was under 14
hours, yielding an average of 2GB/s per second.
Physical tape production can
be achieved directly through 4Gbps
Fibre Channel links by
exporting tapes from FalconStor VTL to the physical
tape library without using
a separate media server. All hardware components used for the performance test
are commonly available standard parts, including standard
Linux-based servers and
claims are often hostage to editor research. We've certainly run stories about
faster backup and restores before (10TB/hour in 2003 for example) but that
didn't include dedupe. Let's see if this one passes the test of reader
Trident Space & Defense Shows SSDs at Military & Aerospace
Editor:- June 1, 2009 - Trident Space & Defense
is exhibiting its
of ruggedized SSDs this week at the Military & Aerospace
Electronics Forum in San Diego.
Beyond its rugged storage
design, the Triton FSE SSD has the ability to quickly clear and purge your data
your information with agency defined algorithms allowing for complete media
|When you read something
about the SSD market which seems to contradict something which you previously
held as a working hypothesis - what do you do next?
trust SSD market data?|
| SSD Article Pageviews Grow
|Editor:- June 1, 2009 - StorageSearch.com disclosed today
that page views for the popular
SSD Buyers Guide
increased 65% in May 2009 compared to the year ago period.|
Average page views of the top 5 SSD articles in May 2009 were 98%
higher than the top 5 SSD articles a year ago.
The #1 incoming
search word to the mouse site was "SSD" which occurred
2.4x as often as a year ago. These metrics indicate continued growth
in reader activity related to the SSD market despite the
"Nearly every IT publication now has something to say about SSDs"
says StorageSearch.com's editor, Zsolt Kerekes.
"The SSD content explosion includes a lot of froth and
inaccurate analysis - but also a lot of good stuff too. The best of the these
get honorable mentions in
the SSD Bookmarks.
It's nice to know that despite the intense competition for SSD readers - we're
still maintaining nearly triple percentage digit growth. Thanks to all our
readers and those who link here for helping to make this happen. There's no
shortage of ideas for new original SSD articles. In the past year nearly 1 in
3 new articles got abandoned mid way through editing because something more
significant swept them away."