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the most popular SSD articles on StorageSearch.com

by Zsolt Kerekes, editor

With over 3,000 SSD related articles here on the mouse site it can sometimes be hard knowing where to look next... These were the most popular SSD articles read recently on the mouse site.

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the top 50 SSD articles on StorageSearch.com - in May 2016
  1. home page - unlike many other sites - our home page is also the place where many new SSD articles begin.
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  2. SSD news - gives you a real-time view of the whole SSD market from chips to cabinets.
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  3. the Top SSD Companies - in 36 quarterly articles this series has provided the answers to this question:- Who are the top SSD companies?...the companies which you absolutely have to look at if you've got any new projects involving SSDs?
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  4. SSD endurance - this is the "forever war" in the flash SSD market - managing flash endurance. New factors in the market are the overlapping capabilities of memory types due to geometry effects (3D), architecture (TLC and OLC) and virtual hardening.
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  5. Charting the Rise of the Solid State Disk Market - tracks SSD market history from the 1970s upto the present day. It includes significant events from thousands of SSD news stories and first hand conversations with the people who built this market.
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  6. what's the state of DWPD? - when this article began SSD makers only listed DWPD for enterprise drives but since then the usefulness of this role descriptor has expanded the scope of this article to all markets.
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  7. SSD controllers & IP - this is a directory of merchant market SSD controller chip technology providers and related articles.
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  8. flash wars in the enterprise - summarizes the key technology changes in the enterprise flash SSD market from SLC, MLC, eMLC, TLC, pSLC, XLC etc during the past 10 years.
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  9. PCIe SSDs - lists oems who market PCIe SSDs, and news and market commentary.
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  10. spinning down to HDD's retirement - the long goodbye to hard drives from the home page of SSDs.
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  11. RAM SSDs versus flash SSDs? - this is legacy article (originally published 2007) when flash SSDs were seriously displacing RAM SSDs as enterprise apps accelerators. But this article also includes forward looking links to the situation today in which RAM sockets are being populated by other types of memories.
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  12. military SSDs - news and directory about defence related SSDs and storage.
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  13. Surviving SSD sudden power loss - this article surveys SSD power down management across all SSD architectures.
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  14. the upside and downside of hold-up caps in MIL SSDs - looks at the extreme design boundaries of hold up times in 2.5" military SSDs and the consequences of these design approaches for deployments.
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  15. 3.5" SSDs - vendors and noteworthy product examples from history.
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  16. 1.0" SSDs and BGA SSDs aka SSDs on a chip.
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  17. 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. There has been attrition in the market research business due to competitive factors.
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  18. RAM SSDs - articles and news. RAM used to be a component. Now RAM is whatever the software is happy to greet by that name (including big data RAM fabrics).
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  19. SAS SSDs - includes a timeline of the SAS SSD market - and lists significant vendors.
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  20. what's so very different about the design of Fusion-io's ioDrives / PCIe SSDs? - This is a legacy article. Product imp[lementation details may have changed but some of the principles are the same.
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  21. industrial SSDs - articles and directory of vendors.
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  22. SSD software - news and articles related to enterprise SSD software.
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  23. VCs in SSDs and storage - news and articles related to investing in SSD companies.
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  24. What happened in the SSD market in 2015? - the big ideas which emerged.
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  25. some Limericks about flash endurance - this is so embarrassing - but I can't deny it.
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  26. the Fastest SSDs - includes form factors from M.2 upto rackmount arrays.
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  27. Data Recovery for flash SSDs - articles and market development timeline.
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  28. SSD jargon - Little words have big meanings.
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  29. M.2 SSDs - news and vendor directory.
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  30. Memory Channel SSDs - news and articles about low latency flash DIMM SSDs
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  31. 2.5" SSDs - overview of the many sub-types of SSDs available in this size.
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  32. SSD Pricing - where does all the money go? - Also includes historic SSD price data.
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  33. flash and other non volatile memory - overview, news and articles of nvms from an SSD point of view.
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  34. SSD ASAPs - auto-tiering, auto-caching SSD accelerator appliances, hybrid arrays and software.
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  35. this way to the Petabyte SSD - Timeline and analysis of the bulk storage SSD market.
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  36. Popular SSD articles on StorageSearch.com - this is the article you're seeing now.
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  37. market consolidation in the enterprise SSD market - 90% of the enterprise SSD companies which you know have no good reasons to survive. Why? how? when?
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  38. rackmount SSDs - news and articles with special relevance to the rackmount 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. 2.5" NVMe PCIe SSDs - market guide on StorageSearch.com
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  41. 3 Easy Ways to Enter the SSD Market - Also includes a list of SSD company acquisitions from 2000 upto 2016.
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  42. the SSD Bookmarks - new series overview
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  43. 1.8" SSDs - list of vendors. (also includes MO-297 slim and mSATA)
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  44. bad block management in flash SSDs - a non technical introduction to the thinking.
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  45. storage history - this timeline based overview is the archived news from StorageSearch.com which leads to thousands of stories about SSDs and other types of storage.
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  46. Data Integrity Challenges in flash SSD Design - a classic article with some key updates.
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  47. DIMM wars - the opening year of this market war.
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  48. Adaptive flash care management IP (including DSP) for SSDs - what is it? and who does it?
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  49. RAM in an SSD context - RAM isn't what it used to be.
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  50. cloud and SSDs
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  51. who's who in storage market research? - directory and selected news.
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  52. Why size matters in SSD controller architecture - the size of the controller model (how many flash chips it can manage) predetermines the limits of reliability, performance and cost.
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  53. high availability SSDs - news and articles.
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  54. fast purge and secure erase SSDs - overview
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by Zsolt Kerekes, StorageSearch.com - May 9, 2016

This is what I've been saying to people that I've been inviting to contribute suggestions for a new series of the SSD Bookmarks
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"The SSD Bookmarks will provide a trusted way for vendors to become the brand ambassadors for ideas they believe are important. And to reconnect and get reconsideration from readers whom they may have lost from something they did (or didn't do) in the past."

Here are some of the things which have appeared in the 2016 series so far:-


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Before the enterprise flash era you could go far in understanding the pricing models and cost base of SSD products based on an understanding of the raw memory market - because memory was one of the main ingredients of cost.

Also in those earlier days - SSD market revenue was so insignificant in comparison to the raw memory market - that SSD-specific requirements did not in any way influence the behavior of memory companies.
a guide to semiconductor memory boom-bust cycles


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3 companies made debut appearances in this edition (36th in the quarterly series) showing that disruption in the SSD market is far from over.
the Top SSD Companies in Q1 2016


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The enterprise SSD story...

why's the plot so complicated?

and was there ever a missed opportunity in the past to simplify it?
the elusive golden age of enterprise SSDs


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"Continuing this evolution of cleaning up inefficient legacy abstractions has to address the FTL - the elephant in the room with regards abstractions, and one no longer necessary for many host systems."
what's the role for a Radian Memory SSD?


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I hadn't spoken with Symbolic IO when I wrote this but my first impression was that the company is in line with at least 3 strategic trends that you've been reading about on StorageSearch.com in recent years:- rethinking RAM architecture, roadmap to the petabyte SSD and increasing chip utilization by the SSD software event horizon .
SSD news - May 25, 2016


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"We just made the first tri-state DRAM chip in the world. For the same capacity DRAM chip, with using our patented technologies, we could reduce the memory array area up to 36%, we could reduce the power consumption up to 40%, we could also increase the chip access speed."
Wayne Zhang, President and CEO at Encrip - in his recent linkedin note - This chip gonna rock the DRAM industry (May 3, 2016)