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the most popular SSD articles on StorageSearch.com

by Zsolt Kerekes, editor - updated October 25, 2016

With over 3,000 SSD related articles here on the mouse site it can be hard knowing where to look next...

  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 - view of the whole market from chips to cabinets.
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  3. the Top SSD Companies - in 37 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". As memories have changed so too have controller strategies.
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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.
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  6. the 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.
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  7. what's the state of DWPD? - the usefulness of this role descriptor has expanded its scope to all markets.
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  8. PCIe SSDs - oems who make PCIe SSDs, and news and articles.
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  9. sugaring 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.
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  10. the Fastest SSDs - includes form factors from M.2 upto rackmount arrays.
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  11. military SSDs - news and directory about defence related SSDs.
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  12. SSD controllers & IP - this is a directory of merchant market SSD controller chip technology providers and related articles.
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  13. 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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  14. SSD jargon - Little words have big meanings.
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  15. spinning down to HDD's retirement - the long goodbye to hard drives from the home page of SSDs.
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  16. SAS SSDs - includes a timeline of the SAS SSD market - and lists significant vendors.
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  17. Adaptive flash care management IP (including DSP) for SSDs - what is it? and who does it?
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  18. Surviving SSD sudden power loss - this article surveys SSD power down management across all SSD architectures.
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  19. Popular SSD articles on StorageSearch.com - you're here.
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  20. this way to the Petabyte SSD
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  21. industrial SSDs - articles and directory of vendors.
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  22. acquired, dead, renamed, merged & gone away storage companies - over 500 companies in this list
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  23. SSD ASAPs - auto-tiering, auto-caching SSD accelerator appliances, hybrid arrays and software.
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  24. 2.5" NVMe PCIe SSDs - market guide
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  25. VCs in SSDs and storage - news and articles related to investing in SSD companies.
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  26. 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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  27. 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.
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  28. 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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  29. rackmount SSDs - news and articles with special relevance to the rackmount SSD market.
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  30. M.2 SSDs - news and vendor directory.
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  31. flash and other non volatile memory - overview, news and articles of nvms from an SSD point of view.
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  32. Data Recovery for flash SSDs - articles and market timeline.
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  33. RAM in an SSD context - RAM ain't what it used to be.
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  34. 1.0" SSDs and BGA SSDs aka SSDs on a chip.
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  35. who's who in storage market research? - directory and news.
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  36. 2.5" SSDs - overview of the many sub-types of SSDs available in this size.
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  37. 3.5" SSDs - vendors and noteworthy product examples from history.
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  38. SSD software - news and articles related to enterprise SSD software.
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  39. 3 Easy Ways to Enter the SSD Market - Also includes a list of SSD company acquisitions from 2000 upto 2016.
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  40. high availability and fault tolerant SSDs - news and articles.
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  41. SSD Pricing - where does all the money go? - Also includes historic SSD price data.
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  42. cloud and SSDs
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  43. What happened in the SSD market in 2015? - the big ideas which emerged.
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  44. 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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  45. Memory Channel SSDs - news and articles about low latency flash DIMM SSDs
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  46. storage history - thousands of stories in archived news
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  47. Hybrid Storage Drives - articles and market reports
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  48. compared to EMC... - unraveling the unreal positioning of AFA startups
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  49. bad block management in flash SSDs - a non technical introduction to the thinking.
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  50. SSD interface glue chips and IP news and articles
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  51. 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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  52. fast erase / purge SSDs
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  53. Write IOPS and flash SSDs - the play it again syndrome...
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  54. latency loving reasons for fading out DRAM in the virtual memory slider mix
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  55. where are we heading with memory intensive systems and software?
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  56. the consumer SSDs guide
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  57. the SSD Heresies - Why can't SSD's true believers agree on a single shared vision for the future of solid state storage?
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  58. 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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  59. storage reliability - news & white papers.
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  60. 7 tips to survive and thrive in enterprise SSD
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