I mostly avoid SSD videos because they
waste my time. But there are exceptions.
Samsung was the 1st
SSD oem to use a video clip
to promote the advantages of SSDs compared to HDDs in
Although that original video has disappeared - this one follows the same theme.
"You can make a sandwich in the time it
takes a hard disk based
notebook to power up" - that's why Google decided its
Chrome OS would be SSD based.
In the opening video of the
OS blog (November
2009) we learned that the architects of the new OS were "obsessed
with speed". The video says - there is no room in this OS for outmoded
50 year old
hard disk technology.
This demo shows how one single
PCIe SSD card made by
can serve 1,024 simultaneous full resolution digital video streams from a
single box. I looked at the technical feasibility of broadcast on demand
servers in the late 1980s when working for a company which had both military
and broadcast customers. So I'm very impressed - not by the content
of videos on the web - but by the fact that the underlying technology is now
RunCore released a
conducted by Wow-Pow.com in August 2010
which shows innovative SSD
security features -
which will appear in
soon. These include RFID tag control of hidden disk partitions (for external
SSDs) and remote kill /
fast purge of an SSD
via SMS text message - if your SSD has been stolen.
In February 2012 - Allon Cohen from
OCZ set up this
demo which compares how fast virtual desktops power up - on the SAN - when 1/2
are connected to HDDs and the other 1/2 are accelerated via one of the company's
Z-drive PCIe SSDs.
In May 2012 - Pure Storage
published a new video on
YouTube which pokes fun at the idea of hanging onto
hard drive arrays and
suggests what you can do with them. The 142 second video packs a lot of humor
into its tour of why their way of doing
flash is cheaper and better. And it includes
Usually the last thing you want to see as an
SSD designer is your hot new product going up in smoke - but
autonomous self destruct
of SSD data takes many forms and this is one of them.
from Renice Technology
shows a verification test rig for this functionality. Renice says it
uses a specially designed electric circuit, which ensures that all NAND flash
chips in the SSD will be burned through.