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Solid State Drives Go Universal


By J. Daley.


HP has been shipping SSDs in Mid-Range (EVA) and High End (XP) Storage solutions for a while, offering extremely high performance in Tiered Storage applications.  Certain HP notebooks and blades also support solid state in limited configurations. 


Today HP announced availability of an SSD in our Universal Drive tray; the entire ProLiant G6 family is now capable of extreme performance configurations.  Mix and match drives to meet your performance, capacity, power, and cost needs.      


Available in 60Gb and 120Gb capacities, HP 3Gb SATA Solid State Drives include a "hot plug" interface, which improves server uptime, serviceability and scalability by allowing easy addition or removal of the drives. Put this where you would put any other HP Universal Drive.


 These drives offer reduced power consumption and deliver higher levels of performance enabling customers to meet escalating storage requirements while controlling energy costs. These solutions deliver more than 60 times the random read performance and 15 times the random write performance compared to traditional 15k SAS hard drives.


 Check out the new drives at www.hp.com/go/solidstate or read the solid state datasheet to learn more: http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/getdocument.aspx?docname=/4AA2-6615ENW.pdf.


Solid State Drives and DL380 G6 Rev Up SQL Server



By S.R., HP Industry Standard Servers.


 


The HP ProLiant DL380 G6 achieved the #1 TPC-H 100GB price/performance spot for servers running Microsoft SQL Server.  This benchmark is the industry's first ever TPC-H publication using Solid State Drives, demonstrating HP's commitment to high performance technology.


Read the details of the benchmark at: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/benchmarks/index.html



And check out the new drives at: www.hp.com/go/solidstate





 


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Solid State Develops

By Susan Riley. There seems to be a lot of interest in SSD's lately. With all the different product offerings out there it is hard for the user to fully understand what type of product they need. There is the MLC variety that is high performance, higher capacity but lower endurance based on the number of write cycles and then there is the more expensive, smaller capacity SLC offerings that delivers higher performance and higher endurance levels.  What to choose? MLC is typically used in consumer applications while SLC has developed in the enterprise space.  The suppliers range in experience from drive suppliers to memory suppliers to smaller start up companies that put components on a PCBA and sell it as solid state.  We segment the solutions into 4 categories, those that are externally attached (highest latency), "drive like" solutions, those that install on the PCIe bus and those that fit on the memory bus (lowest latency).

 

Visit our website to learn more: www.hp.com/go/solidstate.


 

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