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SSDs deployment in data centers could save huge amount of electricity

In a report issued May 6, “Leveraging HDD Strength With SSD Potential: Can Collaboration Generate Synergistic Benefits?” SSD market researcher iSuppli said the increased deployment of SSDs could enable the world’s data centers to reduce their cumulative electricity consumption by a whopping 166,643 megawatt hours from 2008 to 2013. This amounts to slightly more than the total electricity generation of the African nation of Gambia for the entire year of 2006, according to power usage statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The energy savings from using SSDs in data centers is expected to rise to about 58,000 Mwh by 2013, up from 7,000 Mwh in 2008—a total of 167,000 Mwh for the entire six-year period.

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