Can RAID extend the life of nand flash SSD?

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Can RAID extend nand flash SSD life? Imho, the short answer is YES, under some circumstances.There is a myth and some FUD that RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) can shorten the life durability of nand flash SSD (Solid State Device) vs. HDD (Hard Disk Drives) due to extra ...

Have SSDs been unsuccessful with storage arrays (with poll)?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

I hear people talking about how Solid State Devices (SSDs) have not been successful with or for vendors of storage arrays, particular legacy storage systems. Some people have also asserted that large storage arrays are dead at the hands of new purpose-built SSD appliances or storage ...

SAS Disk Drives Appearing in Larger Mid-Range Arrays

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

2.5" and 3.5" 10,000RPM (10K) and 15,000RPM (15K) SAS disk drives have been available for entry level and SMB solutions from the likes of Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Infotrend, LSI, NetApp, Promise, Sun and Xyratex among others for some time now. HDS recently introduced a new mid-range solution the ...