More Enterprise-class SSDs Coming Soon
By relling on Aug 05, 2008
Sun has been talking more and more about enterprise-class solid-state disks (SSDs) lately. Even Jonathan blogged about it. Now we are starting to see some interesting articles hitting the press as various companies prepare to release interesting products for this market.
Today, CNET posted an interesting article by Brooke Crothers that offers some insight into how the consumer and enterprise class devices are diverging in their designs. My favorite quote is, "One of the things that SSD manufacturers have been slow to learn (is that) you can't just take a compact flash controller, throw some NAND on there and call it an SSD," said Dean Klein, vice president of memory system development at Micron. Yes, absolutely correct. Though Sun makes several products which offer compact flash (CF) for storage, the future of enterprise class SSDs is not re-badged CFs. There are many more clever tricks that can be used to provide highly reliable, fast, and reasonably priced SSDs.