HDDs and Flash Memory: A Marriage of Convenience

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Monday, September 19, 2011
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This talk will be based upon research by Coughlin Associates and Objective Analysis on ways in which flash memory and HDDs can be combined to create computer architectures with performance approaching that of SSDs and storage costs approaching those of HDDs. The talk is based upon a report from Coughlin Associates and Objective Analysis released in 2011 called "HDDs and Flash Memory: A Marriage of Convenience" and will explore the ways that flash memory and HDDs can be combined in computers, including tablets. The talk will give our projections for growth of these hybrid and paired storage products and future developments.

Learning Objectives

Learn the ways that HDDs and flash memory can be combined in a storage system
Explore the advantages and uses of hybrid HDDs
Examine the methods of creating paired storage
Learn why flash memory will change the way we use DRAM in storage systems
Hear projections for the growth of hybrid HDDs and paired storage computers and storage systems.