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Viking Technology, founded in 1989, leads the Enterprise storage market in hybrid storage technologies, merging solid state solutions with DRAM technology, with solutions such as SATADIMMTM (an SSD in DIMM form factor) and ArxCis-NVTM (a Non-Volatile DIMM, merging DRAM and Flash). With a breadth of solutions that bridge DRAM and SSD, Viking has the ability to deliver storage solution ranging from high-performance computing to embedded kiosks. For more information, visit

Viking Technology is a technology division of Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider. The two companies have established a legacy of providing Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers with innovative technological development, industry certified manufacturing facilities and the benefits of a global supply chain with long standing, strategic partnerships.

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Viking - editor mentions from SSD market history

In February 2009 - Viking Modular Solutions launched the ArxCis-NV - an SSD based backup for RAID controller cache. When the external logic power rail drops - internal Supercapacitors sustain power inside the module long enough (typically 10 to 15 seconds) to save the cache contents to an SLC SSD.

In March 2009 - Viking Modular Solutions launched the SATA Cube - a flash SSD which provides upto 256GB capacity in a small 30x32mm footprint. Sustained R/W speeds are 110MB/s and 79MB/s respectively. It's available as a BGA device or with a MicroSATA connector.

In January 2010 - Viking Modular Solutions announced it is sampling a range of SAS and SATA compatible SSDs using controllers from SandForce. Form factors will include:- 1.8", 2.5" and innovative "non-HDD-like" solutions for space constrained and/or rugged applications.

In August 2010 - Viking Modular Solutions started sampling its Slim SATA SSD - which provides upto 120GB capacity and 260MB/s R/W speeds in less than half the size of a 2.5" SSD.

In October 2011 Viking announced an extension of their non volatile module range. The DDR3 ArxCis-NV plugs into standard RAM sockets and provides 2GB to 8GB RAM which is backed up to SLC flash in the event of a power failure - while the memory power is held up by application dependent supercap arrays.

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memory channel SSDs versus PCIe SSDs
Editor:- April 17, 2014 - today published a new blog - memory channel SSDs versus PCIe SSDs are these really different markets? - which revisits (from a current perspective) some of the key questions I posed a year ago about Memory Channel SSDs.
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SSD sudden power loss
Why should you care what happens in an SSD when the power goes down?

This important design feature - which barely rates a mention in most SSD datasheets and press releases - has a strong impact on SSD data integrity and operational reliability.

This article will help you understand why some SSDs which (work perfectly well in one type of application) might fail in others... even when the changes in the operational environment appear to be negligible.
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How big was the thinking in this SSD's design?
Does size really does matter in SSD design?

By that I mean how big was the mental map? - not how many inches wide is the SSD.

The novel and the short story both have their place in literature and the pages look exactly the same. But you know from experience which works best in different situations and why.

When it comes to SSDs - Big versus Small SSD architecture - is something which was in the designer's mind. Even if they didn't think about it that way at the time.
click to read the article - Big versus Small SSD  architectures For designers, integrators, end users and investors alike - understanding what follows from these simple choices predicts a lot of important consequences. the article