Choosing the Right Solid State Drive for Your Storage Network
Apr 13, 2010, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Choosing the right solid state drive (SSD) for your enterprise
storage networking environment is a critical decision — and
equally critical is making sure you have the right controller to
get the most out of the pricey drives.
"The first two parts of this series covered solid state drive
application and software issues and reliability and performance
"In this final part, we'll cover the internal design of SSDs and
the use of SAS and RAID controllers — important choices for
making the most of your solid state drives. If your application
requires SSD-like performance, you need to make sure you're doing
everything right to maximize your investment.
"Your decisions in each of these areas will determine if SSDs
are an unqualified success in your data storage environment or of
they are just a costly addition with marginal performance
improvement. Given the cost of these drives, the last thing you
want is a marginal performance improvement."