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The Evolving World of SSD Form Factors

Solid State Drives have opened up a world of possibilities due to the many advantages they offer over traditional hard drives. Here’s how SSDs compare to rotating media: Smaller Better read and write performance Use less power More durable Weigh

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An Overview of Pages, Blocks and FTLs in a Solid-State Drive (SSD)

Solid State Drives offer benefits such as speed, low power consumption, durability and low weight. However, they have not yet become as widely used as traditional hard drives, primarily because they are much more expensive.

HDDs and SSDs differ in the way data is managed. NAND flash, the storage components used in SSDs, have some major limitations that must be managed, leaving room for manufacturers to fail in properly executing important functions that could impact performance.

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Remember the HPA and DCO When Sanitizing Hard Drives

So you’ve overwritten your hard drive, hoping to make sure that any and all data on your hard drive is completely gone. And when you check your hard drive’s specs, it certainly appears to be empty. But are you really done? Maybe not.

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“Green” Hard Disk Drives Part 2

Low power consumption isn’t the only factor to be considered when considering whether or not a drive is ‘green.’ Factors such as the energy used to build the drive and the manufacturing process’s impact on the environment can also play a role.

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