• January 30, 2012 30 Jan'12

    server-based SSD

    A server-based SSD is a solid state drive that may be manufactured in a PCI Express form factor.  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2012 24 Jan'12

    single level cell (SLC) flash

    Single level cell (SLC) flash is a type of solid-state storage (SSS) that stores 1 bit of data per cell of flash media.  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    fresh out of the box (FOB)

    Fresh out of the box (FOB) is a term used in solid state storage (SSS) to describe a flash memory device that has experienced few or no program/erase (P/E) cycles since the device was manufactured.  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    write amplification factor (WAF)

    Write amplification factor (WAF) is a numerical value that represents the amount of data a solid state storage controller has to write in relation to the amount of data that the host’s flash controller has to write.  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    SSD form factor

    An SSD form factor is the size, configuration or physical arrangement of solid state storage (SSS) media.  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    wear leveling

    Wear leveling is a process that is designed to extend the life of solid state storage devices. Solid state storage is made up of microchips that store data in blocks.  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    multi-level cell (MLC)

    Multi-level cell flash is a type of flash memory that stores more than 1 bit per cell.  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    TRIM

    TRIM (also spelled trim) is a specific command in a serial ATA (SATA) interface that tells an underlying NAND flash solid state storage device which data it can erase.  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    overprovisioning (SSD overprovisioning)

    Overprovisioning, in a storage context, is the inclusion of extra storage capacity in a flash solid state drive (SSD). The extra capacity is not visible to the host as available storage.  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    solid state module (SSM)

    A solid state module is solid state storage that resides in a Dual In-line Memory Module (DIMM) or similar form factor.   Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    Solid State Storage Performance Test Specification (SSS PTS)

    Solid State Storage Performance Test Specification (SSS PTS) is a set of procedures for evaluating the performance of NAND-based solid state storage (SSS).   Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    SSD purge (solid state drive purge)

    SSD purge is the process of returning a flash memory device to its original state at the time of manufacturing and effectively erasing any data that has been written to the device. A purge is sometimes called a hard reset or digital sanitization.   Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    flash controller

    A flash controller is the part of flash memory that communicates with the host device and manages the flash file directory.  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    RAM-based solid state drive (SSD)

    A RAM-based solid state drive is a storage device that is made from silicon microchips, has no moving parts and stores data electronically instead of magnetically.  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    write cycle

    A write cycle is the process of recording data on a NAND flash solid state storage device. Write cycles are also called program/erase (P/E) cycles.  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    write amplification

    Write amplification is an issue that occurs in solid state storage devices that can decrease the lifespan of the device and impact performance.  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    NAND flash wear-out

    NAND flash wear-out is the breakdown of the oxide layer within the floating-gate transistors of NAND flash memory.  Continue Reading

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