There are many types of implementations of solid state or flash storage systems. At Evaluator Group, we regularly field questions and work on projects regarding solid state storage with our IT clients. In addition to the performance explanations and evaluation guide for solid state, we find it necessary to categorize the different implementations to aid their understanding.
The categorizations do not necessarily match what vendors would say in positioning their products. The important point is categorization has served us well in communicating to our IT clients. However, we understand that nothing is static in the area of storage. Like the technology, these explanations will evolve with new developments.
Here are the categories and explanations that have worked well so far:
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