| Power, Speed and Strength
in SSD brands|
Editor:- January 7, 2011 - does what marketers
call the SSD impact who the SSD buyers will call?
StorageSearch.com today published
a new article today -
Speed and Strength Metaphors in SSD brands - the 5th in a series about
in the SSD Market.
It's a survey of how vendors have played with
awesome and mundane words to make their SSDs sound better - with examples from
across the whole spectrum of the SSD market - the good, the bad and you know
how this one ends - because a
movie made 45 years ago is still better known than any SSD today. And
that's the challenge which wannabe T-Rexes in the SSD market have to meet.
the Future of TV
Editor:- January 6, 2011 -
Glimpse Into the Future of Television - is a recent blog by Rob Hof - who has also written a much
longer article -
for the Future of Television - which discusses what Google and others are
doing in this space.
What do tv's have to do with storage? - Quite a
lot already - and tv will be
a huge market for SSDs too - from content creation, delivery, archiving and
repurposing to just plain simple online viewing.
Super Talent renews commitment to 2.5" industrial SSD market
January 5, 2011 - Super Talent
Technology has speeded up its
range of 2.5" industrial SSDs with a new SATA model which has
sequential R/W speeds of 125MB/s, 110MB/s respectively.
DuraDrive Series demonstrates Super Talent's commitment to the
embedded and military
markets" said Super Talent COO,
CH Lee. "While
other manufactures are focused on large volume products for the masses,
SuperTalent is focused on designing products for customers who are looking for
more. SuperTalent is making durable industrial spec built - to order products.
Supporting SLC and
Secure Erase options
for our most trusted customers."
Editor's comments:- As
you might guess from the performance figures - Super Talent's "DuraDrives"
don't use SandForce's
DuraClass technology. But SandForce
processors are used in Super Talent's
Which reminds me that I must hurry up and write the next
article in the SSD
branding series - which will be on
speed and strength metaphors in SSD brands. See also:-
Samsung anticipates DDR4 market readiness in 2011
January 4, 2011 - Samsung
Electronics has developed the industry's
DDR4 DRAM - a 2GB RAM
module using 30nm class technology.
The new DDR4 is about 30% faster than DDR3 (at the same process
geometry) and could reduce power consumption by 40% compared DDR3. Samsung
is working with server makers and
standards orgs like
JEDEC with the aim of
standardizing DDR4 technologies in the 2nd half of this year.
All storage fails - design is choosing management preferences
January 4, 2011 -
Future of Storage in the Cloud is the title of a blog on
DataCenterPOST written by Patrick Baillie,
CEO of CloudSigma (based in
In it he discusses what he calls the "Myth
of the Failure Proof SAN" and his preferences for managing inevitable
Patrick Baillie says "When building out our cloud we
made the decision early that we preferred more frequent low impact problems than
infrequent high impact problems. Essentially we'd rather solve a simple small
problem which occurs more frequently (but still rarely) than a complicated large
problem that occurs less frequently. For this reason we chose not to use
SANs for our storage but
local RAID6 arrays on each
computing node." ...read
SSDs in the cloud,
DDR3 prices 50% lower than 6 months ago
January 4, 2011 - iSuppli
(a market research
company) today reported that
prices in December 2010 had dropped to their lowest levels in 12 months.
test report for LSI's PCIe SSD
Editor:- January 3,
2011 - Demartek
has published a
report (pdf) which evaluated the performance of a single
PCIe SSD made by
WarpDrive - $11,500) in a simulated high traffic web server environment in
which the activities were mostly reads.
The test compared performance,
rackspace, electrical power and cost of the SSD based system compared to a
conventional HDD based system and showed that for high traffic websites the SSD
solution is significantly better in all respects. ...read
the article (pdf)
SSD market predictions for 2011
Editor:- January 3,
2011 - StorageSearch.com
market predictions for 2011 .
sudden power loss|
|Why should you care
what happens in an SSD when the power goes down? |
This important design
feature - which barely rates a mention in most SSD datasheets and press releases
- has a strong impact on
SSD data integrity
This article will help you understand why some
SSDs which (work perfectly well in one type of application) might fail in
others... even when the changes in the operational environment appear to be