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Geeking Out on SSD Hardware Developments

Feb 10, 2010, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeffrey B. Layton)

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"In a prior article we dug deep into the anatomy of SSDs. That article started with the basics of how data "bits" are stored using floating gates, described how SSD chips are constructed, and covered the merits and problems with SSDs. SSDs hold great promise in terms of performance and power. However, as the article mentioned, there are some potential problems with SSDs that only now are being addressed by manufacturers. SSD technology is evolving very quickly. This article will look at three SSD hardware developments: (1) Intel and Micron 25nm flash chips, (2) very large SSDs along with new PCIe SSD devices from someone other than Fusion-IO, and (3) a new OS independent device that can use an SSD as a read cache for a hard drive."

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