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the top 50 SSD articles on StorageSearch.com - in Q4 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:-

    12 key SSD ideas in 2014 - is a year end summary.
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  2. SSD endurance - this is the "forever war" in the flash SSD market - managing flash endurance.
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  3. 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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  4. SSD news - gives you a real-time view of the whole SSD market from chips to cabinets.
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  5. 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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  6. PCIe SSDs - lists oems who market PCIe SSDs, and news and market commentary.
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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 in 2013.
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  9. the Fastest SSDs - in each form factor.
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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. 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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  13. VCs in SSDs and storage - news and articles related to investing in SSD companies.
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  14. RAM SSDs - articles and news. (Includes PCIe accessible shared fabric RAM systems.)
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  15. SSD jargon - Little words have big meanings.
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  16. 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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  17. SSD software - news and articles related to enterprise SSD software.
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. what's the state of DWPD? - endurance in industry leading enterprise SSDs
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  21. SAS SSDs - includes a timeline of the SAS SSD market - and lists significant vendors.
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  22. Data Recovery for flash SSDs - articles and news.
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  23. SSD Pricing - where does all the money go? - Also includes historic SSD price data.
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  24. military SSDs - news and directory about defence related SSDs and storage.
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  25. what's so different about the design of Fusion-io's PCIe SSDs?
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  26. High Availability SSDs - article and directory about fault tolerant enterprise SSD systems.
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  27. storage market history - archived news and history on StorageSearch.com
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  28. what do enterprise SSD users want? - was a previous home page blog.
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  29. SSD ASAPs news - auto-tiering, auto-caching SSD accelerator appliances, hybrid arrays and software.
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  30. 1.0" and BGA SSDs - including SSDs on a chip.
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  31. market research - directory and news related to selected storage and SSD market research
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  32. rackmount SSDs - news and articles with special relevance to the rackmount SSD market.
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  33. industrial SSDs - articles and directory
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  34. SSD Security - news and articles.
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  35. flash SSD capacity - the iceberg syndrome - when comparing flash SSDs - the usable capacity is not always equal!
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  36. FC SAN - news and historic articles.
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  37. Where are we now with SSD software? - and how did we get into this mess?
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  38. Popular SSD articles on StorageSearch.com - this is the article you're seeing now.
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  39. 2.5" SSDs - top level guide to guides.
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  40. flash and other nv memory - basic overview, news and articles.
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  41. this way to the Petabyte SSD - Timeline and analysis of the bulk storage SSD market.
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  42. SSD videos - a handful of selected video content.
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  43. 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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  44. SSD Reliability - classic articles.
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  45. Data Integrity Challenges in flash SSD Design - classic guide to ECC etc in SSDs.
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  46. Can you trust SSD market data? - was a previous home page blog.
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  47. Adaptive flash care management IP (including DSP) for SSDs - what is it? and who does it?
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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. bad block management in flash SSDs - The SSD market isn't a democracy. All SSDs are not created equal.
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  51. Hybrid Storage Drives - articles and market reports.
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  52. my SSD care scheme is the best - competing claims to better flash care.
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  53. Enterprise SSDs - the Survive and Thrive Guide - some simple rules for the enterprise SSD jungle.
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  54. 2.5" PCIe SSDs? - what will change when the new market with NVMe, SATAe SSDs etc gets underway?
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  55. 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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  56. 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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The overwhelming factor driving the surge of sustained interest in Diablo in this qaurter was curiosity following the unveiling of Diablo's next generation (2015) architecture for its memory channel storage (DDR4 DIMM attached flash SSD arrays) which the company said would have 48nS latency for data in its cache pipelines - a stunning advance on the already significant 3µS in 1st generation products.
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New ways of pricing rackmount SSDs reduce dependence on getting projected benefits exactly right at the outset.
Exiting the Astrological Age of Enterprise SSD Pricing

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Some of the world's leading SSD marketers have confided in me they know from their own customer anecdotes that there are many segments for enterprise flash arrays which aren't listed or even hinted at in standard models of the enterprise market.

Which means they still aren't designing the right kind of SSD products and services for huge untapped markets.
Decloaking hidden segments in the enterprise


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Why should flash have all the fun when it comes to new disruptive datacenter architectures?
Are you ready to rethink enterprise DRAM?


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dolphins, foxes, and tigers etc
animal brands in the SSD market


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I don't see how SSDs can replace HDDs in the timescale you've talked about in some of your articles. For example you said in one article that in the enterprise - SSDs would replace / displace about 50% of the revenue of the HDD market from around 2016 and then all of it by 2020.
meet Ken - and the enterprise SSD software event horizon


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"why are so many companies piling into the SSD market - when even the leading enterprise companies haven't demonstrated sustainable business models yet?"
Hostage to the fortunes of SSD


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Almost as soon as the first CMOS static RAMs became available in the late 1970s - electronics designers realized that with the addition of a small battery they could easily create a unique type of storage device...
hybrid DIMMs, NV DIMMs, flash backed DRAM DIMMs


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raw flash endurance vs scaling
From a classic white paper SLC vs MLC NAND and the Impact of Technology Scaling (pdf) written by Joseph Chang, VP of Engineering Cactus Technologies

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