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To assess solid state performance, look from all angles

BY Jeff Rowe | February 12, 2018

In determining performance and lifespan of an SSD, says one expert, companies must consider the drive's architecture, the storage controller and write amplification in addition to IOPS and latency.

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In health IT, strategic tiering is the key to best flash use

BY Jeff Rowe | February 12, 2018

Triple-level cell NAND flash storage devices wear out quickly, says one expert, but TLC devices are a good choice for Tier 2 storage and read-heavy applications.

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All-flash arrays spread as benefits add up

BY Jeff Rowe | February 09, 2018

Among other things, one analyst says, flash-based storage hardly produces any heat, which makes it a salient choice for reducing the cost of cooling in large server rooms.

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How to navigate the complexity of flash pricing

BY Jeff Rowe | February 09, 2018

Flash costs are nearing parity with hard disk drives, but buyers should look for vendors that provide a data efficiency guarantee with their systems to remove the pressure of getting the capacity calculation perfectly correct.

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Data needs of medical researchers driving demand for new storage

BY Jeff Rowe | February 07, 2018

To offer the efficient on-demand storage required by researchers, says one expert, flash or high-speed disk is needed to meet the full range of high-performance computing requirements.

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How NVMe is driving vendors toward faster flash storage

BY Jeff Rowe | February 06, 2018

As suppliers adapt storage options, experts say NVMe will unleash flash by doing away with the built-for-disk SCSI protocol.

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