editor - updated
January 27, 2017|
With over 3,000 SSD related articles
here on the mouse site it can be hard knowing where to look next...
- home page - here are some of
the recent home page blogs.
CPUs for use in SSDs
1 big SSD
market idea and 4 shining companies in 2016
risk reward and controllernomics in
big physical memory
They'll get their own permalinks when they
get aged off this page.
- SSD news - view of
the whole market from chips to cabinets.
the Rise of the Solid State Disk Market - tracks SSD market history from
the 1970s upto the present day.
- the Top SSD
Companies - in 38 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?
endurance - this is the "forever war". As memories have
changed so too have controller strategies.
- what's the state of DWPD?
- the usefulness of this role descriptor has expanded its scope to all
- Why I Tire of "Tier
Zero Storage" - debunking tier 0 storage babble.
upsides and downsides 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 for deployments.
flash for the enterprise - summarizes the key technology changes in the
enterprise flash SSD market from SLC, MLC, eMLC, TLC, pSLC, 2D, 3D, XLC etc
during the past 12 years.
- PCIe SSDs
- oems who make PCIe SSDs, and news and articles.
- this way to the
Petabyte SSD - in 2010 this article predicted how the market would get
to PB/U flash arrays (it even got the date near enough right 6 years in
advance). It also includes a timeline of the market highlights along the way.
- spinning down to HDD's
retirement - the long goodbye to hard drives from the home page of
- SSD controllers &
IP - this is a directory of merchant market SSD controller chip technology
providers and related articles.
- military SSDs -
news and directory about defence related SSDs.
- the Fastest SSDs
- includes form factors from M.2
- SSD software
- news and articles related to enterprise SSD software.
- 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 some updates to the situation
today in which RAM sockets are being populated by other types of memories.
SSD articles on StorageSearch.com - this is the self same article you're
SSDs - articles and directory of vendors.
- flash and other non
volatile memory - overview, news and articles of nvms from an SSD
point of view.
- what's so very
different about the design of Fusion-io's ioDrives / PCIe SSDs? -
This is a legacy article. Product implementation details may have changed but
some of the principles are the same.
- 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).
- SAS SSDs -
includes a timeline of the SAS SSD market - and lists significant vendors.
SSD sudden power loss - this article surveys SSD power down management
across all SSD architectures.
- VCs in SSDs and
storage - news and articles related to investing in SSD companies.
- RAM in an SSD context
- RAM ain't what it used to be.
BGA SSDs aka SSDs on a chip.
- 2.5" SSDs -
overview of the many sub-types of SSDs available in this size.
- M.2 SSDs - news and
- SSD Pricing -
where does all the money go? - Also includes historic SSD price data.
- SSD ASAPs -
auto-tiering, auto-caching SSD accelerator appliances, hybrid arrays and
were the big SSD memory architecture ideas in 2016? - end of year wrap
article with suggestions from people around the industry.
- Data Recovery for
flash SSDs - articles and market timeline.
- 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.
- rackmount SSDs
- news and articles with special relevance to the rackmount SSD market.
- SSD jargon -
Little words have big meanings.
- acquired, dead,
renamed, merged & gone away storage companies - over 500 companies in
- who's who in storage
market research? - directory and news.
consolidation in the enterprise SSD market - 90% of the enterprise SSD
companies which you know have no good reasons to survive. Why? how? when?
- 2.5" NVMe
PCIe SSDs - market guide
- (parallel) SCSI SSDs
- the old fashioned kind - you can still get them.
- 3.5" SSDs -
vendors and noteworthy product examples from history.
availability and fault tolerant SSDs - news and articles.
- 3 Easy Ways to
Enter the SSD Market - Also includes a list of SSD company
acquisitions from 2000 upto 2016.
Storage Drives - articles and market reports
Channel SSDs - news and articles about low latency flash DIMM SSDs
- how fast can
your SSD run backwards? - 11 Key Symmetries in SSD design - what they are
and why you need to know.
- cloud and SSDs
history - thousands of stories in archived news
- 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.
- SSD interface glue chips
and IP news and articles
- fast erase / purge
SSDs - list of who makes them and related technologies and articles.
- bad block
management in flash SSDs - a non technical introduction to the thinking.
Strategies in the SSD Market - overview to a series of articles and case
studies. Does - what you call the SSD... impact - who the SSD buyer will
EMC... - unraveling the unreal positioning of AFA startups
happened in the SSD market in 2015? - the big ideas which emerged.
hidden and missing segments in the analysis of market opportunities for
enterprise rackmount flash - looks at the problems of correctly
identifying market segmentation models in the enterprise for the pusposes of
anticipating and creating flash system solutions.
- Write IOPS
and flash SSDs - the play it again syndrome...
- the SSD Heresies
- Why can't SSD's true believers agree on a single shared vision for the
future of solid state storage?
loving reasons for fading out DRAM in the virtual memory slider mix - it's
these technology problems (in DRAM) which are are the core of the market
opportunity for storage class memory opportunity (for flash and other tiered
- the problem with
SSD education (and comprehension) - Sorry - this isn't a magic formula
which resolves neatly in 5 easy bullet points.
of SSD endurance - this a playful jest which inspired many others in the SSD
industry to display their hidden bardic talents.
- the consumer SSDs
guide - history and a guide to guides.
simple list of military SSD companies
- 7 tips
to survive and thrive in enterprise SSD
are we heading with memory intensive systems and software?
- SSD Reliability
- some classic papers.
- PR Agencies -
the editor proven cheerleaders of the storage industry - recommended by the
editor of StorageSearch.com.
- some thoughts
about SSD customization
- 7 ways to classify
where all SSDs will fit in the pure SSD datacenter - a latency
- Can you tell me
the best way to get to SSD Street? - I don't know what I know until someone
asks me the right question.
- 1.8" SSDs directory
- why buy
SSDs? - the 6 user value propositions underpinning SSD market adoption
Notebook SSD Market - 1993 to 2016 perspectives and timeline.
winter's tale of SSD market influences - from industrial flash
controllers to HPC flash arrays.
- InfiniBand -
storage and SSDs (timeline and some vendors).
- when the socket fits
- but the datasheet doesn't - finding modern replacements for end of life
and obsolete embedded SSDs
- hybrid DIMMs, NV
DIMMs, flash backed DRAM DIMMs etc - market timeline, pioneering vendors
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