When we last met I provided an Introduction to the Solid State Drive in an effort to enlighten you a bit on the basics of SSD, an up and coming technology in our present day digital revolution. Since writing that article I have been fortunate enough to speak with manufacturers of SSDs, along with companies such as SiliconSystems and STEC Inc who utilize the SSD at the enterprise level. In trying to find the light of day through all the "white papers" I was so kindly provided by these companies (and did read by the way) I have a deeper knowledge of the importance of SSD today. The SSD is used in F-16 fighter jets, M-1 tanks, weapons targeting systems, telecom systems, medical systems, as well as industrial automation applications. The defense, telecom, industrial and medical fields all count on the reliability and lifespan the SSD offers for their mission critical goals.
I initially believed the speed advantage of SSD over an HD would be the key factor in its adoption, but was surprised to learn that the lack of moving parts and ability of the SSD to withstand drastic weather changes and extremely turbulent conditions were more important for the earliest adopters. I no longer find myself laughing at videos such as this Samsung SSD shock test demo.
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