Monthly Archives: September 2011

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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