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PCIe Based Solar State Disks to Replace SATA SSDs

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PCIe Based Solar State Disks to Replace SATA SSDs

Recently OEMs and major component makers like Dell, Intel, EMC, and IBM, announced that they are working to collaborate with the goal of improving solid state disks. They hope to create an interface that will be the standard for PCIe-hosted SSDs. This means that the SSDs will be entirely based on the PCIe in place of the SATA. Why is this important you ask? It is because the current PCIe hosted SSDs are extremely fast but budget crunchingly expensive. Though the new standards will not lower the costs immediately, they will lead to an extensive adoption of the products that will eventually result in the economies to follow through. The partnered groups aim is to develop a novel yet standard drive connector featuring a 2.5 inch form, hot plug capacity and others.

These SSDs based on PCIe are a lot faster than SATA run drives partly due to the flash storage capability and PCIe being a natural fit. The SATA bus is the faster version of the ATA drive procedure, which was a newer edition of the IDE. The SAT protocol runs by commands that are created with a load of magnetic rotating disks, the command is then sent to the drives. It is preferable that the industry use SSDs based on SATA such as ONFI, however migrating to PCIe specific ones is still a good option as they have a preferably superior bandwidth, in addition to being ideal for hosting a variety of SSD memory chips.

In order to get OS give the PCIe specific SSD the elements or place it requires in a memory hierarchy, the OS has to discontinue the treatment of these SSDs as magnetic backing stock. For this purpose, an OS maker, one that will control the principal hardware as well, is needed to join up with this group of collaborating companies. The new iMacs by Apple may be the one of the first devices using this; they incorporate a swap file and an OS division on their SSD and also employ a high capacity storage hard disk. By upgrading their SSD to become PCIe based and making an abstraction of the fast file access program in the OS which will allow the storage of big files by media aware programs that are fast access aware, the company can offer a fairly better product.

Basically the fast file access aware program should be added to all PCIe run SSD desktop devices so that users of the apparatus do not have to deal with another volume, regardless of the fact that it’s fast. Users should simply be able to load files and have them saved quickly.

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  1. I’m all for Solar State Disks. Fossile-fuel hard disks should be banned.

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