Results tagged "MLC"
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December 10, 2012 11:40 AMEngineers have announced a new technique using heat to extend flash write/erase cycles from 10,000 to 100 million or more. But while tech breakthroughs are great, prudent management may be a better solution to flash’s lack of endurance.
December 03, 2012 01:00 PMA new generation of flash controllers means less-expensive MLC-based SSD drives are coming to the data center market.
June 27, 2012 11:04 AMAcquisitions and integrations are making for an interesting time in the SSD market. Get some thoughts on PMC-Sierra, DensBits and other SSD controller makers in the news.
April 03, 2012 12:50 PMLSI has made several moves in the past few months that make it clear the company wants to evolve with the storage market as it makes the transition from spinning disks to solid state. LSI's latest solid-state products, the Nytro line, concentrate on bringing flash into the server, a transition I'm especially interested in. The company has also announced the first tool I’ve seen to help you figure out how flash can speed up your applications.
February 21, 2012 11:00 AMAt last month's FAST (File and Storage Technologies) conference, researchers from UCSD and Microsoft Research presented a paper, titled "The Bleak Future of NAND Flash Memory" that's put the rosy all-flash-all-the-time future predicted by some in doubt for the long term. The gist of the paper's argument is that the physics of flash, and the researchers' testing, indicate that as flash density increases, the life and performance of flash will degrade to the point that by 2024 flash will no longer be a viable solution.
February 13, 2012 09:00 AMEMC's recent announcement of the culmination of the code-named Project Lightning resulted in the new VFCache solution, a server-based flash cache, which may be used as a complement or alternative to flash storage that appears as if it were a disk drive. This lightning strikes twice, though not in the same spot. The first is dramatically improved I/O performance for customers and the second is the challenge that VFCache brings to competitors trying to distinguish their own flash storage solutions.
July 26, 2010 01:00 PMEver since SSD drives began their slow march to mainstream storage, there has been a constant chorus over concerns about SSD failure rates and questions on if the technology was ready for the enterprise. Most of the concern lies around how many writes a SSD drive can sustain. Vendors of enterprise SSD drives have gone to great lengths to make sure that today's SSD drives used in the data center will not have premature write issues. With the improvements in the quality of the NAND and the capabilities of the Flash controller, if the right vendor is selected, Flash SSDs should outlive most mechanical drives.
February 22, 2010 08:45 AMWhy is there ongoing concern about SSD reliability? I know of several vendors who have this concern, but more often than not, this worry is due to lack of experience and a lack of understanding about SSD. SSD reliability shouldn't be an issue anymore, especially if you are using enterprise-class memory.
October 22, 2009 11:59 AMI heard at Storage Networking World (SNW) that once storage finally moved to Solid State Disk (SSD) and there were no longer mechanical drives, there would be no more need for tiered storage. Everything will be on SSD, it will all be fast and no one will care. Will SSD end the need for proper data management or will there be tiers of SSD?
July 27, 2009 04:00 PMSolid state drive (SSD) technology is generally expected to grow in importance in enterprise-class storage as the performance tier of choice. In fact, over time, while tier 1 FibreChannel (FC) and serial-attached SCSI (SAS) drives will not be entirely displaced. The SSD market will bifurcate into a performance tier and a capacity tier that will coordinate with each other.
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