SSD Overview

By: Scott McQueen - Revised: 2009-12-14 scott

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A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data. An SSD emulates a hard disk drive interface, thus easily replacing it in most applications. An SSD using SRAM or DRAM (instead of flash memory) is often called a RAM-drive, not to be confused with a RAM disk. Scott will give an overview of the technology, SLC vs MLC, comparison & statistics with standard hard disks.