Speaking of SSDs (with poll)

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

In the spirit of solid state devices (SSD) including DRAM and nand flash, not to mention emerging phase chance memory (PCM) among others that help to boost productivity and cut latency, here are a couple of quick notes and links. Here are a some more pieces to have ...

Are large storage arrays dead at the hands of SSD?

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

An industry trends and perspective.. Are large storage arrays dead at the hands of SSD? Short answer NO not yet. There is still a place for traditional storage arrays or appliances particular those with extensive features, functionality and reliability availability serviceability (RAS). In other words, there is still a place for ...

More Storage IO momentus HHDD and SSD moments part II

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

This follows the first of a two-part series on my latest experiences with Hybrid Hard Disk Drives (HHDD's) and Solid State Devices (SSD's). In my ongoing last momentus moment post I discussed what I have done with HHDD's and setting the stage for expanded SSD use. I have the newer ...

More Storage IO momentus HHDD and SSD moments part I

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

This is the first of a two part series on my latest experiences with HHDD and SSD's About two years ago I wanted to start installing solid state devices (SSD's) into my workstations and laptops. Like many others, I found the expensive price for the limited capacity gains of the then ...

Why SSD based arrays and storage appliances can be a good idea (Part II)

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

This is the second of a two-part post about why storage arrays and appliances with SSD drives can be a good idea, here is link to the first post. So again, why would putting drive form factors SSDs be a bad idea for existing storage systems, arrays and appliances? Benefits of ...

Why SSD based arrays and storage appliances can be a good idea (Part I)

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

This is the first of a two-part series, you can read part II here. Robin Harris (aka @storagemojo) recently in a blog post asks a question and thinks solid state devices (SSDs) using SAS or SATA interface in traditional hard disk drive (HDD) form factors are a bad idea ...

Researchers and marketers dont agree on future of nand flash SSD

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Marketers particular those involved with anything resembling Solid State Devices (SSD) will tell you SSD is the future as will some researchers along with their fans and pundits. Some will tell you that the future only has room for SSD with the current flavor de jour being nand flash (both ...

Speaking of speeding up business with SSD storage

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Solid state devices (SSD) are a popular topic gaining both industry adoption and customer deployment to speed up storage performance. Here is a link to a recent conversation that I had with John Hillard to discuss industry trends and perspectives pertaining to using SSD to boost performance ...

The Many Faces of Solid State Devices/Disks (SSD)

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Here's a link to a recent article I wrote for Enterprise Storage Forum titled "Not a Flash in the PAN" providing a synopsis of the many faces, implementations and forms of SSD based technologies that includes several links to other related content.A popular topic over the past year or ...