Solid State Storage Technical Work Group

The Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) has created a Solid State Storage Technical Work Group (SSS TWG) to create a reference SNIA architecture and facilitate industry-wide adoption of common requirements, methods, and specifications in related standards organizations.

If your company is currently a SNIA member and is interested in joining the SSS TWG, send an email to:

SSD Performance Specification
SSD performance is influenced by many factors, and these factors are quite different than those affecting HDD performance. The unique characteristics of SSDs require that new test methodologies be created, and that traditional metrics be reconsidered. Further, SSD performance is currently being measured in a variety of ways, under a wide range of conditions, making it difficult to directly compare products from different manufacturers. To be successful, the SSD marketplace needs a standard approach to measuring performance that takes into consideration all of the aspects of these NAND Flash-based storage devices.

The SSS TWG has developed a performance test specification for Solid State Storage, [also known as SSDs], which will define the test process, thus assuring consistent results and allowing fair product comparisons. To participate in the ongoing work on the spec, join the SSSI Technical Development Committee and the SSS Technical Work Group.

The current list of SSS TWG member companies is as follows:

Avere Systems Hewlett Packard Samsung
BItMicro Hitachi Data Systems    SanDisk Corp
CalSoft PVT Huawei Seagate Technology
Calypso Systems HyperIO SMART Modular
Data Mobility Group IBM Symantec
Data Storage Institute Intel Tata Consultancy Services
David W. Thiel LSI Toshiba
Dell Marvell Semiconductor University of Minnesota
Dot Hill Systems Micron Technology Violin Memory
EMC NEC Virident
Emulex NetApp VMware, Inc
Evaluator Group Objective Analysis Western Digital
Florida State University Oracle Xyratex
Fujitsu America Patni Americas ZTE
Fusion-io PMC-Sierra  
George Washington University  Qatar University  
Harvey Mudd College QLogic