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Anatomy of a Solid-State Drive

By Michael Cornwell

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 55 No. 12, Pages 59-63

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While the ubiquitous SSD shares many features with the hard-disk drive, under the surface they are completely different.

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Ross Mohan

Lovely article as much for the excellent and comprehensive technical overview it provides, as for the 'wisdom' it offers in the final sections regarding HDD vs SSD and filesystem/application optimizations. A real gem!

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