We are drowning in storage data! In the commercial markets, think of all those selfies and videos that are populating the internet every second of every day. In our embedded computing market space, think of all the data that is being generated and needs to find a storage home. Our friends at vcloudnews.com tell us that every day we generate enough data to fill up 10,000,000 Blu-ray disks! That would be a disk stack of 3,936’/1,296m or a disk stack height equal to four Eiffel Towers placed one on top of another!
Well so what, we have a lot of data to store; let’s just throw more storage drives at the problem. Drives have gotten pretty cheap and SATA drive interfaces are plentiful in today’s computer board architectures. So what’s the problem?
- Higher performance with low data latency
- Low power consumption
- Unlimited endurance
- Higher data density