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SSD Alliance

editor's profile - the SSD Alliance, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan was founded in Q4 2007 with the aim of developing standards for the flash SSD market.

The first meeting of the new ORG was held on May 8, 2008.

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  • editor's comments:- the SSDA's compliance program includes design and test criteria, and for end-user marketing purposes includes the use of a logo which says "SSD certified".

    Since the setting up of the SSD Alliance, several other ORGs have also announced standards initiatives for the SSD market. These include:-
And taking the SSD branding theme in another direction - in May 2010 - SSD SoC company, SandForce, officially announced a branding program called - SandForce Driven SSDs.

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