Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Nov 2008 15:33 UTC, submitted by Gregory
Hardware, Embedded Systems It's no secret that SSDs suffer from performance penalties when it comes to small random writes. Even though more modern SSD try to solve some of these issues hardware-wise, software can also play a major role. Instead of resorting to things like delaying all writes until shutdown and storing them in RAM, SanDisk claims it has a better option. At WinHEC yesterday, the company introduced its Extreme FFS, which it claims will improve write performance on SSDs by a factor of 100.
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Nice but...
by mmu_man on Thu 6th Nov 2008 16:05 UTC
mmu_man
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2006-09-30

Is it open ?
Will it work in every OS I use? Or can it be ported to them?
Else there is just no use to it.
I don't put my data on something I can't control, period.

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by Michael on Thu 6th Nov 2008 20:20 in reply to "Nice but..."
Michael Member since:
2005-07-01

Given that flash drives could one day replace HDDs, I'd say SanDisk have more to gain from growing the market generally than from trying to secure their own position in it.

If that is the case then it would make sense to spread this technology about as much as possible, either through licensing or open source-ing it.

If they try to sit on this, then it's always going to be a minority tech. But they may see things differently.

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