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SQL Server 2008: Administration in Action by Rod Colledge

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2.6. Solid-state disks

Solid-state disk (SSD) technology has been around for many years. When compared to traditional spindle-based hard drive storage, SSD storage, also referred to as flash storage, offers many crucial advantages, including reduced power consumption, smaller size, and reduced seek latency. It's used today in a broad range of consumer electronics devices, from USB memory sticks and MP3 players to recently released laptop hard drives.

In contrast, the implementation of SSDs in the enterprise space has been hampered by a number of key limitations, primarily the relatively poor random write performance and the increased cost. There's no denying that once these limitations are overcome (there's credible evidence to suggest we're ...

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