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stand-alone solid state storage (SSS)

Stand-alone SSS is solid state storage that is not integrated with spinning hard drive disks as in a hybrid flash array.  Although a solid state drive (SSDs) that is installed internally in a server can technically be considered stand-alone SSS, most people associate the term with external solid state storage that serves as a cache appliance. In general, the function of stand-alone storage is to transfer data. 

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