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Jan 16 2008   7:24PM GMT

Overheard: EMC to educate customers about using flash SSDs for big-iron storage arrays

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

robin_harris1.gif SSDs have been around for decades while disk sales have surged. Using flash makes them more compact and power efficient than the older RAM-based models, but the concept is no different and the performance actually worse than RAM.

What is different is that a major storage company is now going to actually educate their risk-averse corporate customers about the benefits of SSDs.

Robin Harris, High-end flash drive goes mainstream

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