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Phoenix International

Phoenix International, an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), designs and manufactures Rugged COTS data storage systems for any application, integrating any storage device and capacity required from multi-terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, NAS, SAN and array configurations to Solid State plug-in VME and Compact PCI storage modules.

  • editor's note:- In June 2006 Phoenix International launched the VL1-350-SC-SSD, a single slot VMEbus flash SSD with an Ultra 320 SCSI interface and upto 128G capacity.

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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. the article, storage reliability solid state disks

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