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the most popular SSD articles on StorageSearch.com

by Zsolt Kerekes, editor

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 January 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 - ranked by search volume. This quarterly series (now in its 9th year) has proved to be a reliable advance predictor of important market changes.
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  4. What happened in the SSD market in 2015? - the big ideas which emerged and predictions for 2016.
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  5. SSD endurance - this is the "forever war" in the flash SSD market - managing flash endurance.
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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. SSD controllers & IP - this is a directory of merchant market SSD controller chip technology providers.
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  8. PCIe SSDs - lists oems who market PCIe SSDs, and news and market commentary.
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  9. what's the state of DWPD? - endurance in industry leading enterprise SSDs
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  10. Surviving SSD sudden power loss - this article surveys SSD power down management across all SSD architectures.
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  11. military SSDs - news and directory about defence related SSDs and storage.
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  12. the Fastest SSDs - includes form factors from M.2 upto rackmount arrays.
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  13. SAS SSDs - includes a timeline of the SAS SSD market - and lists significant vendors.
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  14. Popular SSD articles on StorageSearch.com - this is the article you're seeing now.
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  15. VCs in SSDs and storage - news and articles related to investing in SSD companies.
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  16. 1.0" SSDs and BGA SSDs aka SSDs on a chip.
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  17. 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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  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. 3.5" SSDs - vendors and product examples from history.
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  20. industrial SSDs - articles and directory of vendors.
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  21. SSD software - news and articles related to enterprise SSD software.
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  22. hard drives - spinning down to HDD's retirement.
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  23. SSD ASAPs - auto-tiering, auto-caching SSD accelerator appliances, hybrid arrays and software.
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  24. 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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  25. hybrid SSDs - market perspective
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  26. flash and other nv memory - overview, news and articles.
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  27. SSD jargon - Little words have big meanings.
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  28. 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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  29. SSD Security - news and articles related to security in SSDs and related systems.
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  30. 2.5" SSDs - overview
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  31. rackmount SSDs - news and articles with special relevance to the rackmount SSD market.
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  32. 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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  33. Data Recovery for flash SSDs - articles and market development timeline.
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  34. 2.5" NVMe PCIe SSDs - market guide on StorageSearch.com
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  35. SSD Pricing - where does all the money go? - Also includes historic SSD price data.
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  36. this way to the Petabyte SSD - Timeline and analysis of the bulk storage SSD market.
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  37. market research - directory and news related to selected storage and SSD market research
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  38. 1.8" SSDs - list of vendors. (also includes MO-297 slim and mSATA)
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  39. 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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  40. Memory Channel SSDs - news and articles about low latency flash DIMM SSDs
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  41. RAM in an SSD context - RAM isn't what it used to be.
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  42. Just a few SSD videos - to help you understand solid state storage trends
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  43. what's the big picture message re SSDs? - what to tell your VC, lawyer, and non technical friends who don't work in the computer industry.
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  44. Hybrid Storage Drives - articles and market timeline
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  45. Adaptive flash care management IP (including DSP) for SSDs - what is it? and who does it?
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  46. the SSD Bookmarks - new series overview
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  47. fast purge and secure erase SSDs - overview
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  48. high availability SSDs - news and articles.
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  49. bad block management in flash SSDs - a non technical introduction to the thinking.
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  50. hybrid DIMMs - market overview
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  51. Can you tell me the best way to get to SSD Street? - re the mysteries of being thought of as an expert in the market
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  52. the SSD bookmarks - original series
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  53. M.2 SSDs - news and vendor directory.
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  54. RAID and SSDs
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  55. SSD Reliability - overview of papers.
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  56. cloud and SSDs
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  57. DIMM wars - the opening salvoes
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  58. 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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  59. Branding Strategies in the SSD Market
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  60. SATA SSDs - overview and perspective.
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  61. Decloaking hidden segments in the enterprise
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  62. testing SSDs - verification news
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With over 3,000 SSD related articles here on the mouse site it can sometimes be hard knowing where to look next...

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where's that SSD blog-saw?

if you could slash the number of link posts you read about SSDs would it be a good thing?

by Zsolt Kerekes, editor - January 26, 2016

The home page looks different this week because I'm booting up a new series called the the SSD Bookmarks which will include suggested reading from all sizes of companies in the SSD ecosystem. The series overview will give you an idea of why I thought it necessary to replay a 2009 publishing idea which I thought had become redundant by 2011 due to the volume of other SSD market voices.

But the hope that social media would assist understanding a complex market like SSDs was missplaced.

Instead twitter, linkedin and vendor micro blog sites have been swamped by so much frenzied and trivial SSD content that I have downgraded most of them to junk / spam status.

This is similar to what happened in earlier times to PR feeds and email newsletters.

While it's true there is good SSD stuff in all those noisy places - the downside is that just as you can extract gold from seawater you've got to work too hard to get sustainable value from doing it.

By asking people in SSD companies to suggest no more than 3 links to help people understand how they see the market - and asking what they would recommend new customers to read - I hope to build up a useful set of resources - which will complement the other SSD content you see here and elsewhere.

It's harder than you might think to distill everything down to such a small set of links. Especially as I impose rules on how many of them can simply be about the company providing the suggestions.

And another rule is they can't recommend StorageSearch.com as you already know it.


And what's the inducement / bribe I offer?

I promise to give good visibility to the series.

What's in it for me?

It will free up more time for me to work on other content.

What's in it for you?

Over the expected run of the series (2016/17) you'll get to see a few important things which otherwise you (and I) might otherwise have missed.

And it will help us understand the different ways in which vendors themselves see the market.

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Umesh Maheshwari, Co-Founder and CTO - Nimble - in his blog - Understanding Storage Capacity (January 7, 2016)
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Februaries of yore in SSD market history
6 years ago - February 2010 - Silicon Motion said that its SSD controllers were ready for the 20nm flash expected later that year.

7 years ago - February 2009 - Steve Wozniak became Chief Scientist at Fusion-io.

13 years ago - February 2003 - 2 competing SSD companies announced the world's first terabyte class FC SAN SSD systems.

16 years ago - February 2000 - BiTMICRO unveiled a 3.5" PATA SSD with 19GB capacity and 9MB/s R/W.


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