Tag Archives: Write Amplification

Japanese Research Team Develops Garbage Collection Middleware To Improve SSD Write Speeds By Up To 300%!

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recently held its 2014 IEEE International Memory Workshop (IMW) from 5/18/2014 to 5/21/2014 in Taipei, Taiwan.  This workshop is an international academic conference on semiconductor memory technologies, and while much of the discussion is even more specialized than us technology buffs get into, the occasional significant development is featured.  Such was the …

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Kent Smith of LSI SandForce Delivers Presentation on Over-Provisioning – FMS 2012 Update

If you happened to be at the Flash Memory Summit, you might have caught Kent Smith, the LSI SandForce Senior Marketing Director, delivering presentation on the virtues of over-provisioning. Over-provisioning is the process of setting aside additional capacity to help with SSD performance and longevity, and Kent’s message is don’t be afraid to take advantage of it.  Let’s take a look …

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Trimming SSD Performance Degradation

Today’s solid state drives are worlds apart from those of just 3 years ago, however they are not yet perfect.  Performance degradation can still be observed through seasoning of the SSD as well as filling it to capacity.  SSD manufacturers have been successful in combating the effects of seasoning but performance degradation when an SSD is filled to capacity seems …

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