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Moving Media Storage Technologies by Karl Paulsen

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Solid State Disks

 

 

The technologies surrounding solid state drives (SSD) have been in use for at least a couple of decades. Until recently, seldom were there mainstream SSD applications for the enterprise or data center, nor were there many practical uses of SSD in storage subsystems for professional moving media applications. As the cost of flash memory began to drop dramatically in the later part of the previous decade (ca. 2008–2009), and the storage size of memory modules began to grow, the implementation of SSD systems began to increase.

SSD may stand for either solid state disk or solid state drive. Purists would argue that it cannot be a disk because that would assume it has a form of “disk” media that spins. Perhaps, it is assumed ...

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