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Drive Form-Factor SSDs Make A Comeback
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Matthew_Rotkis
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Matthew_Rotkis,
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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. WeGre 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 SMART Storage Systems Team


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