Friday, 15 December 2006

Solid State Drives

Here's an interesting article on solid state drives.

Some key figures:
  • the price of flash memory keeps dropping at about 40% each year
  • streaming read/write speeds of 57MB/s and 32MB/s, respectively
  • latency less than 1ms
  • 10-15 times faster than hard disks
  • 95% power reduction
  • 5000 I/Os per second, versus 100 I/Os per second for HDD

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