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SSD options for Virtual (and Physical) Environments, Part II: The call to duty, SSD endurance

By Greg Schulz, Server and StorageIO @storageio

Part I of this series provided the basics around nand flash SSD. Let’s continue by taking a look at endurance for storing and retaining data using nand flash SSD. The importance of the first part of this series is to understand the basics of nand flash based SSD in order to make informed decisions on what is the best for your virtual or physical environment. In addition to SLC (high cost, improved duty cycles) and MLC (higher capacity, lower cost), there is also EMLC or Enterprise MLC which is striving for a balance between SLC and MLC characteristics. Continue reading SSD options for Virtual (and Physical) Environments, Part II: The call to duty, SSD endurance