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StackVelocity Partner Guest Blog: HGST Whitepaper on Enterprise SSDs

Posted by Walter Hinton, Sr. Global Director for Marketing, HGST on Apr 21, 2016 12:28:49 PM


Among the various features to consider when evaluating the right storage device for your workload-optimized hardware solutions, what are the top essential characteristics to verify? 
One of our storage partners, HGST, has written a new whitepaper that will provide you with a few pointers on the top considerations for Enterprise SSDs. Read their guest blog to get a great summary of what you can expect from this whitepaper.

—by Adam Tarnowski, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing



IDC projects that the market for Enterprise SSDs will reach $10.7 billion by 2019 with a compound annual growth rate of more than 15%*. Clearly, SSDs have moved into the mainstream. But there are many competitors and hundreds of products to choose from—what are the key evaluating factors to select the right one for you?

HGST’s new white paper, Top Considerations for Enterprise SSDs – A Primer, will provide you with a deeper understanding of Enterprise SSDs. You will learn the following:

  • What are the differences in SATA, SAS and PCIe interfaces
  • How NVMe is a game-changer for the marketplace
  • Why price/GB is a silly metric for any SSD
  • How price/performance differs between devices at scale
  • Formulas to equalize vendor specified endurance levels
  • Coming trends like 3D NAND
  • Optimized architectures for error handling and data protection
  • Performance measures like IOPS, Throughput, Latency and Quality of Service (QoS)

In addition, several myths in the industry are debunked.

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  • Multiple SATA SSDs in RAID-0 are not cheaper and faster than a SAS or PCIe drive
  • SSD endurance described in terms of DW/D for a specified time period is not always the same as the SSD’s warranty period
  • QoS (metrics rarely revealed) are one of the most practical ways to evaluate latency


Download this comprehensive resource today, and become the voice of authority at your organization on what the key criteria are when investing in Enterprise SSDs.

* IDC Worldwide Solid State Forecast Update, December 2015