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Drive Form-Factor SSDs Make A Comeback
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mrotkis605
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mrotkis605,
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4/11/2013 | 6:39:16 PM
re: Drive Form-Factor SSDs Make A Comeback
While I agree on the form factor and RAS challenges with standard PCIe SSD, I can't help but think that you've completely overlooked specific unique innovation on the part of Dell (whom I work for) with respect to ExpressFlash. PCIe SSD that is front serviceable in a 2.5" hot swap HDD carrier form factor, with 2-4 drives/server (depending on form factor) and even available in blades.

If the argument that you are making with respect to the return to SAS/SATA SSD in standard form factors is overcoming the limitations of PCIe SSD, then I would think that you would champion for what has been done with ExpressFlash. Finally, great strides are being made with respect to software layers and integration with a complete storage ecosystem with things like FluidCache.
SMARTStorageSystems
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SMARTStorageSystems,
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3/27/2013 | 4:12:23 PM
re: Drive Form-Factor SSDs Make A Comeback
Great article, George! Drive form-factor SSDs are definitely making a solid strike against PCIe SSDs, which is why we are heavily invested in making a difference here. WeGăÍre thrilled to partner with IBM to offer our Optimus SSDs as a superior alternative to PCIe SSDs. We look forward to an interesting webinar on the state of server side SSDs with yourself, our President, John Scaramuzzo, and IBM. G㢠SMART Storage Systems Team


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