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MATHURNITIN0
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re: How to know if your SSD will go the distance
MATHURNITIN0   6/26/2012 12:57:07 AM
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Have you heard of Smartmon? This should give you the indicators about the Total life remaining

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GarethTaube   12/13/2011 5:13:04 PM
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We agree with the author's assessment though we think in addition to controller technology, there are other innovations enabling MLC chips to be more attractive to the enterprise market. Kaminario uses MLC flash in its K2 all solid-state storage devices. One of the ways we extend MLC life is through our Scale-out Performance Storage Architecture (SPEAR). SPEAR enables dynamic load balancing and automated data distribution across multiple DataNodes, reducing wear. Plus, SPEAR offers intelligent parallel I/O processing meaning that I/O requests are distributed across the K2 storage cluster smartly parallelizing all reads and writes increasing performance and preventing hot spots. So yes, Ms. Worth is correct that there are now viable MLC flash SSD options for enterprises. To us, it is architecture and software that is helping to drive this change.

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resistion   11/20/2011 4:36:24 PM
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A memory cell doesn't just count to one million and die. You don't know when it's going to happen, it's part of a Weibull distribution. A few would fail quite early, although they would be corrected out.

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Vafa9   11/15/2011 6:08:03 AM
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We have a patented technology that counts number of reads and writes. www.oneworldtech.cn

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Robotics Developer   11/15/2011 12:11:54 AM
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I am wondering if the drives have a mechanism to warn the user/system that they are running out of life? Or does the drive start getting flaky and that is the only indicator? I really like the robust nature (no more lost drives due to dropping!). The cost is coming down and the performance is very much worth it.

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