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Useful Solid State Drive Articles

March 6th, 2011

Useful Solid State Drive ArticlesSolid State Drive Buyer’s Guide
Should you consider upgrading to a solid state drive? Weigh all the pros and cons and evaluate the cost and value of doing so by reading this guide.

The Ins And Outs Of Solid State Storage
The benefits introduced by solid state drives are undeniable. However, there are a few pitfalls to consider when switching to this latest storage technology. This article provides a rundown for beginners and decision makers.

17 SSDs Rounded Up
Which SSD should you buy today? Seventeen flash-based drives battle across a benchmark suite that include throughput, I/O performance, consistency, power consumption, efficiency, and the best overall bang for the buck. The time is right to upgrade.

A look at the NAND itself. How an SSD works at the lowest levels:

http://www.lostcircuits.com/mambo/ […] 9&Itemid=1
http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/ […] hp?t=65372

Write caching, wear levelling and the importance of partition alignment:

http://www.lostcircuits.com/mambo/ […] 2&Itemid=1

A broad overview of everything SSD (including TRIM):

http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3531
http://anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3631 (A follow-up of the previous Anandtech article. Touches on a few more details, but it’s more of a review of OCZ drives than a good overview of SSDs. Worth reading if your SSD has an Indillinx controller.)

More links will be added here when I find them or when somebody else points me to them.

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