Understand which SSD specs are most important

When vendors are selling their solid-state storage products, they all seem to use different specs and stats when they tout their products. What are the SSD specs that users should really pay attention to?

Requires Free Membership to View

For an enterprise, you want to know about endurance and you certainly want to know about performance; you want the warranty. We are now seeing five-year warranties and 10-year warranties, in some cases, so that is a good thing. You should look at how the products are designed. When looking at an individual drive, you want to know about the interface: Is it SAS? Is it SATA? What is the speed? What is the sustained write level?

If you are looking at a whole array-based product, then you should look at how the array itself is designed. How does it get the bandwidth from the drives, through the array and back out to the host? What is the design principle for the cache and for the drive interfaces?

This was first published in November 2012

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: