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6 Sep 2017
How Long Do Solid State Drives Really Last?
How-To Geek, September 6th, 2017

"When large-scale flash storage first came to the consumer market as an alternative to conventional hard drives, the biggest concern (aside from price) was longevity. Tech fans had a pretty good idea of the general reliability of hard drives, but SSDs were still something of a wild card..."
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6 Sep 2017
How NVMe Over Fabrics Will Change the Storage Environment
SearchSolidStateStorage, September 6th, 2017

"Expect NVMe to supplant SCSI and SAS protocols for SSD storage and NVMe over Fabrics to find a place in high-end networking deployments for transporting data....

Storage networks started becoming popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s with the widespread adoption of Fibre Channel technology. For those who didn't want the expense of installing dedicated Fibre Channel hardware, the iSCSI protocol provided a credible Ethernet-based alternative a few years later. Both transports rely on the use of SCSI as the storage protocol for communicating between source (initiator) and storage (target). As the storage industry moves to adopt flash as the go-to persistent medium, we're starting to see SCSI performance issues..."
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8 Sep 2017
Panasonic Plans 1TB Optical Disc, September 8th, 2017

"Due to the rapid development of IoT technologies, widespread of SNS, and increasingly better resolution of digital images, a staggering amount of data is being generated around the world.

And the rising need for long-term storage of big data is becoming a social issue. Amid such challenges, optical discs are drawing much attention in the IT industry as a media possible of safely and securely storing large volumes of data over an extended period of time. To meet the needs of society, Panasonic Corporation has been developing its optical archive business, drawing on the optical disc technology first developed in Japan that the company has helped cultivate for more than three decades..."
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