SanDisk to boost SSD write speeds by 100x

By on November 5, 2008, 1:50 PM
Existing solid-state drives are fast, but the next generation of such drives could perform up to 100 times faster thanks to a new flash file system developed by SanDisk. Dubbed ExtremeFFS, the new technology would improve random write speeds by using a page-based algorithm that avoids tying the logical location of data on the drive to its physical space.

Instead, when data needs to be written, the drive will merely file it away based on where it would be most convenient and efficient location on the drive, all while taking into account the userís own habits. The result is an improvement in random write performance as well as in overall endurance. SanDisk hasn't announced any products that will carry the technology yet, but expects to begin shipping them sometime next year.

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camuss15 said:
Well, even if they squeeze out only twice the performance the speed of SSD's would be insane, let alone 100x as fast! Hopefully the newer technology will vastly improve random write performance problems many have been having so far. As long as these problems are fixed without jacking the costs up, which by next year will hopefully be even lower than current SSD costs, they should sell very well.
captain828 said:
this sound very similar to MS' SuperFetch
windmill007 said:
SSD is the future. Regular hard drives will be ancient technology I bet within 5 years. Thats one of the slowest thing in computers. If you could make hard drives as fast as ram...LOOK OUT. You think the fastest computers are fast now...Just wait!
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