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Choosing the Right Solid State Drive for Your Storage Network

Mar 09, 2010, 01:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Newman)

[ Thanks to Paul for this link. ]

"Without question, this is the most important decision that you will make: You need to look for a solid state drive that will match the performance you can deliver and the reliability you need. The first and most important part of the decision process is understanding how much data you write and if the writes are in bursts or at a sustained rate. This is important because for a number of SSDs, bursty writes hurt performance because of wear leveling optimization, and the internal bandwidth within the SSD may not be great enough to handle the incoming writes from the channel and meet the wear leveling requirements of the firmware."

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