Industry Trends

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‘SMART’ take on SearchSolidStateStorage

Last week, I came across an article in SearchSolidStateStorage that truly caught my eye. How couldn’t it with a title like, “When using SSD is a bad idea!” While there certainly were some valid points, I kept thinking the proper response was “never!” I wanted to use this post to respond to, and provide added … Continue reading »

The Saving Grace of NAND

Over the last nearly 30 years, the Flash industry has changed drastically multiple times over. We have witnessed the use of NAND evolve from memory cards found in digital cameras and mobile phones to SSDs. It can go without saying that NAND as a technology has enjoyed sizable success. But, has that success hit a … Continue reading »

The Key to Widespread SSD Adoption

I recently read an article from Chris Mellor at The Register on STEC’s CellCare announcement and came to the realization that Smart Storage Systems and STEC are the only SSD companies to make specific endurance claims, such as 14x or 13.3x to achieve 40k PE cycles or translated 10 random drive writes per day. We … Continue reading »

Flash Back: The History and Evolution of the SSD

Last week, I took a look at the key trends coming up on the horizon for flash memory. This week, I’m taking a look back at the history of SSDs… With the storage industry’s attention shifting from traditional hard drives to solid-state storage devices in recent years, it is easy to forget SSD technology has … Continue reading »

Flash Forward: The Future of Flash Memory

“Big data” is a term being used more frequently by industry analysts, media, and enterprise organizations. According to IBM, “everyday, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data–so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.” Now that’s big data. As it grows, storage vendors … Continue reading »


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