Moving from exciting technology to real-world product is not trivial
Robin Harris posted yesterday and last week on flash – both are interesting reading. My takeaway is that the more flash is applied, the more real-world wrinkles bubble to the surface. That’s exactly as it should be – new technology buzz always begins with what’s possible, then moves to “OK, now how exactly will that work in my solution today?”
Borrowing from disk drives to make flash work
Also noticed how most of the issues and workarounds are things that have already been addressed with today’s disk drives. Just goes to show that storage devices are more than the media. Seagate’s in a great position as they enter the flash solutions world because of their depth in experience in making storage devices out of storage media.
What do you think?
Comments welcome! How do you think you will use your first flash storage (beyond thumb drives)? Have you already?