Write Amplification: The Next Device Optimization Battle?

Wikipedia describes Write Amplification as "an undesirable phenomenon associated with Flash memory and solid-state drives (SSDs) where the actual amount of physical information written is a multiple of logical amount intended to be written," and offers this formula to calculate it:
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Performance Testing Reliance Nitro and ext3/4

Recently we ran benchmarks comparing ext3 and ext4 to Reliance Nitro on eMMC and Linux. Here's what we learned.
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Device Longevity using Software

At Datalight, we often think about device longevity, which is why our products extend the lifetime of NAND flash media, while improving performance.
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Datalight Sponsors Local High School Robotics Team

The Arlington Neobots are not like other high school technology clubs. For one thing they have access to a phenomenal pool of mentors from local technology companies like Boeing, Microsoft and now Datalight. They also have a growing number of female members, a rarity in youth organizations oriented to math and science.

Founded in 2008 with seed money from Boeing, the team competes in an annual robot building competition created by national non-profit organization FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), and this year the competition is already ramping up. For 2012, FIRST has challenged the robotics teams to a game similar to basketball called Rebound Rumble. Six teams are split up into two alliances of three; one alliance is blue and the other red. During the 2-minute and 15-second…

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CES: The Embedded Storage Perspective

Steve Ballmer did a nice job kicking off the keynotes on Monday night with an impassioned presentation about Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Xbox 360, but when it ended I found myself wondering why he didn't talk about any other Microsoft products. Windows phone looks pretty slick though, and I'm assuming it will run on eMMC flash for data storage. Next year Microsoft will be passing the baton to someone else for their traditional opening keynote and will not be back - not sure what (if anything) that means. We'll also have to wait and see if Ryan Seacrest will be invited back. 

Sony announced a new flash memory card promising even faster performance, which goes to show users are still looking for faster flash-based devices and manufacturers are paying attention. One of the guys in the Sony booth also mentioned a flash card that can read up to1 GB/second that is coming soon. He didn't have any samples available, but he sure enjoyed telling me about it.

There were tons of…

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Storage Visions Awards

Last week we attended Storage Visions, a show adjacent to CES that focuses on data storage solutions. This year's theme was Heavy Storage for thin Clients. We were honored to be a finalist for the Storage Visions award "New Enabling Consumer Storage Technology," for the Datalight Reliance Nitro fault-tolerant file system. Although we didn't get to take home the trophy, we wanted to congratulate our partner, Micron, for winning the award with their Real SSD C400 Self Encrypting Drive.

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The Next Generation File System for Windows

Microsoft has a new file system but how does it compare to Reliance Nitro?
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Software Perspective on eMMC

We here at Datalight are seeing a lot of interest in this weeks "Software Perspective on eMMC" presentation, across a broad spectrum. This is apparently a pretty hot topic! Our recnet webinar went really well and attracted many attendees. We hope you enjoyed the presentation! Thanks everyone! 

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Nonvolatile Memory Interfaces on Pace with Data Volume

This article entitled Advances in Nonvolatile Memory Interfaces Keep Pace with the Data Volume, recently published in RTC Magazine, gives a nice overview of maintaining performance on newer technologies.  

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EZ NAND compared to eMMC

A recent article by Doug Wong compared performance characteristics of eMMC and ONFI specification EZ-NAND, specifically Toshiba's SmartNAND. Read our thoughts in this post.
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