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DEFINITION: An SSD (solid-state drive or solid-state disk) is a storage device that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory. SSDs actually aren't hard drives at all, in the traditional sense of the term, as there are no moving parts involved. Instead, an SSD has an array of semiconductor memory organized as a disk drive, using integrated circuits (ICs) rather than magnetic or optical media. This arrangement  … 
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How to Develop an Effective Flash Storage Approach
sponsored by Datalink
WEBCAST: This webinar explains the benefits of flash storage while highlighting the different types of flash on the market and explaining how organizations can deploy a successful flash strategy.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Premiered: Jun 30, 2014

Datalink

Podcast: Back to the Future: How Linear Tape File System (LTFS) and Other Innovations Are Returning Tape to a Production Storage Role in the Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PODCAST: This expert podcast features insight from Jon Toigo on subjects such as, LTFS technology and how you can use it to build a mass capacity file server based on tape, the productization of Tape NAS for those who prefer to buy rather than build, the markets and workloads that this innovative kit could potentially support and much more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Sep 26, 2013

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Back to the Future: How Linear Tape File System (LTFS) and Other Innovations Are Returning Tape to a Production Storage Role in the Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
VIDEOCAST: Several recent tape advances have put this technology back on the IT radar, turning recent attention away from hard disks, flash SSDs, and cloud storage. This expert video examines the latest developments leading this comeback, including the availability of free file systems, new partitioned media offerings from a variety of vendors, and more.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Jul 17, 2013

Iron Mountain

Backup critical data with smart solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
VIDEO: Check out this short video to explore one industry-leading vendor's backup and data protection solutions. Whether you're just starting out, building momentum or expanding your business, these storage solutions for backup and data protection can help you. Watch now to learn more.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 07 Aug 2013

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Solved: The Mystery of SSD Performance Benchmarking
sponsored by Virident
WEBCAST: In this free webinar, Enterprise Strategy Group and Virident will reveal the secret to accurately measuring SSD performance in your environment.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Premiered: Jun 7, 2012

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Seven Key Questions to Ask Before Moving to Disk-Based Backup
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
PODCAST: There are a number of choices available for disk-based backup. Listen to this Podcast and learn as experts discuss the major points to consider when moving from tape to disk so your move will be more successful.
Posted: 23 Oct 2006 | Premiered: Sep 2, 2008

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DISK DRIVES DEFINITION (continued): …  has many advantages. Data transfer to and from solid-state drives is much faster than electromechanical disk drives. Seek time and latency are also substantially reduced. Users typically enjoy much faster boot times as well. In general, SSDs are also more durable and much quieter, with no moving parts to break or spin up or down. SSDs do, however, have slower write times and a set life expectancy, as there is a finite number of erase/write cycles before performance becomes erratic. Development and adoption of SSDs has been driven by a rapidly expanding need for higher input/output performance. … 
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