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1 minute readThe Achilles’ Heel of Solid-State Technology

Solid-state drives may have a more finite future than previously expected.

Research organized by Laura Grupp tested 45 flash chips from six different vendors to evaluate the future performance possibilities of flash-based, solid-state technology.

Her research concludes that as NAND flash densities increase, data errors and read/write latency also increase.

Therefore, efforts to increase capacity of SSDs will bring the drives closer to the performance level of hard disk drives (HDDs).

Although SSDs will still provide greater IOPS than traditional hard drives, Grupp believes that as the NAND flash technology continues to evolve, end users may face performance trade-offs.

The full article was originally published on www.computerworld.com. Please click here to read the full story.


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Reid Smith-Vaniz

by Reid Smith-Vaniz

Reid is the founder and CEO of Reliant Technology and for 14 years has pursued his mission to remove the pain associated with maintaining IT infrastructure. Reid writes on common challenges related to maintaining, servicing, tracking, budgeting, and upgrading technology.

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