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SANBlaze Technology

SANBlaze Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of storage, networking and multifunction solutions for embedded systems and a pioneer in SAN Emulation technologies. SANBlaze embedded computing products include a complete ecosystem of ATCA storage blades, AMC and PMC storage and networking controllers and modules and a growing line of multifunction RTMs for ATCA blades. Additionally, the company provides fully configured and integrated ATCA systems and services. These products are sold directly to customers in the Telecom, Defense and medical industries, as well as through OEMs.

Surviving SSD 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 and operational reliability.

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 negligible.
image shows Megabyte's hot air balloon - click to read the article SSD power down architectures and acharacteristics If you thought endurance was the end of the SSD reliability story - think again. ...read the article
the Problem with Write IOPS in flash SSDs
Random "write IOPS" in many of the fastest flash SSDs are now similar to "read IOPS" - implying a performance symmetry which was once believed to be impossible.

So why are flash SSD IOPS such a poor predictor of application performance? And why are users still buying RAM SSDs which cost an order of magnitude more than SLC? (let alone MLC) - even when the IOPS specs look superficially similar?

This article tells you why the specs got faster - but the applications didn't.
the problem with flash SSD  write IOPS And why competing SSDs with apparently identical benchmark results can perform completely differently. ...read the article

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