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the top 50 SSD articles on StorageSearch.com - in Q3 2014

  1. home page - unlike many other sites - our home page is also the place where many new SSD articles begin. Some recent home page blogs have been:-

    11 key SSD ideas in 2014 - is a year end summary.

    An SSD conversation with PLX - re PCIe switches in SSD fabric

    an SSD conversation with Tegile - I can see why the early investors liked this company even though it took me longer to get it.

    Exiting the Astrological Age of Enterprise SSD Pricing - Creating rational buyer frameworks to fill the vacuum created by unknowable user needs and difficult-to-guarantee performance prediction outcomes.

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  2. the Top SSD Companies - ranked by search volume. This quarterly series (now in its 8th annual season) has proved to be a reliable advance predictor of important market changes.
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  3. SSD endurance - this is the "forever war" in the flash SSD market - managing flash endurance.
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  4. SSD news - gives you a real-time view of the whole SSD market from chips to cabinets.
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  5. PCIe SSDs - lists oems who market PCIe SSDs, and news and market commentary.
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  6. SSD market history - If you're new to the market it provides a clue to how much things have changed - and how fast (or how slowly).
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  7. Memory Channel SSDs - news and articles about low latency flash DIMM SSDs
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  8. what changed in SSD year 2013? - the big SSD ideas to assimilate and the big SSD ideas to forget.
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  9. VCs in SSDs and storage - news and articles related to investing in SSD companies.
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  10. flash wars in the enterprise - summarizes the key technology changes in the enterprise flash SSD market from SLC, MLC, eMLC, TLC, XLC etc during the past 10 years.
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  11. SSD controllers & IP - this is a directory of merchant market SSD controller chip technology providers.
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  12. what's so different about the design of Fusion-io's PCIe SSDs?
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  13. the Fastest SSDs - in each form factor.
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  14. hard drives - from an SSD perspective - chronicles the last gasp years and historic anecodotes from the HDD market - as it reluctantly retires in favor of SSDs.
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  15. SSD ASAPs news - auto-tiering, auto-caching SSD accelerator appliances, hybrid arrays and software.
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  16. the SSD Buyers Guide - summarizes key SSD market developments in the previous year and has a top level directory of SSD content.
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  17. SSD jargon - You can't have a meaningful discussion about the intricacies of SSD design without using these words.
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  18. SAS SSDs - includes a timeline of the SAS SSD market - and lists significant vendors.
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  19. SSD market analysts this filtered list is a recommended resource for all those people who need paid-for custom reports and detailed SSD market help.
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  20. Popular SSD articles on StorageSearch.com - this is the article you're seeing now.
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  21. Data Recovery for flash SSDs - articles and news.
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  22. Surviving SSD sudden power loss - this article surveys SSD power down management across all the SSD architecture types in the market today. Power cycling induced faults kill more SSDs in real life than endurance ever did. But SSD PSU management topology is rarely mentioned in most SSD datasheets.
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  23. SSD Pricing - where does all the money go? - Also includes historic SSD price data.
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  24. SSD software - news and articles related to enterprise SSD software.
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  25. rackmount SSDs - news and articles with special relevance to the rackmount SSD market.
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  26. Can you trust SSD market data? - was a previous home page blog.
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  27. market research - directory and news related to selected storage and SSD market research
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  28. 1.0" and smaller SSDs - including SSDs on a chip.
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  29. High Availability SSDs - article and directory about fault tolerant enterprise SSD systems.
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  30. military SSDs - news and directory about defence related SSDs and storage.
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  31. Adaptive flash care management IP (including DSP) for SSDs - what is it? and who does it?
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  32. storage market history - directory of past storage news archive on StorageSearch.com
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  33. flash SSD capacity - the iceberg syndrome - when comparing flash SSDs - the usable capacity is not always equal!
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  34. 2.5" SSDs - this is the most crowded part of the SSD market - as you'll see by the vendor listings.
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  35. industrial SSDs - articles and directory
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  36. 3 Easy Ways to Enter the SSD Market - Nowadays it seems like everyone wants to get into the SSD market. Also includes a list of acquired SSD companies.
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  37. flash and other nv memory - basic overview, news and articles.
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  38. this way to the Petabyte SSD - Timeline and analysis of the bulk storage SSD market.
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  39. how fast can your SSD run backwards? - 11 Key Symmetries in SSD design - what they are and why you need to know.
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  40. what do enterprise SSD users want? - was a previous home page blog.
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  41. an introduction to enterprise SSD market silos - 7 ways to classify where all SSDs will fit in the pure SSD datacenter
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  42. the problem with Write IOPS in flash SSDs - this classic article helps you understand why all SSD benchmarks incorrectly suggest you're going to get much higher performance from some types of flash SSDs than you will see in your application..
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  43. SSD glue - news and articles about interface chips in SSDs.
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  44. Enterprise SSDs - the Survive and Thrive Guide - some simple rules for the enterprise SSD jungle.
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  45. the SSD Reliability Papers - links and abstracts of articles related to the subject of SSD reliability and data integrity.
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  46. 2.5" PCIe SSDs? - what will change when the new market with NVMe, SATAe SSDs etc gets underway?
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  47. bad block management in flash SSDs - The SSD market isn't a democracy. All SSDs are not created equal.
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  48. consumer SSDs - a consumer facing guide to news and reviews
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  49. SATA SSDs - directory of companies who make SATA SSDs.
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  50. Decloaking hidden segments in the enterprise - New segmentation models are needed because the enterprise SSD market is moving into uncharted territories and use cases.
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  51. InfiniBand - storage and SSDs - market timeline and vendors.
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  52. Why size matters in SSD controller architecture - it predetermines the efficiency of achieving system-wide goals.
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  53. exciting new directions in rackmount SSDs - this was the home page blog in May 2013.
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  54. 3.5" SSDs - this historical article gives you examples of popular 3.5" SSDs going back to the first such products in the market.
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  55. SSD FITs, reliability and abstraction levels - why SSD failure models can fail.
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  56. SSD testing, benchmarking & analyzer news - a dip into SSD testing news etc.
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