November 6, 2012 - 10:05am
This post is the second in a series of many on solid state storage and its use in parallel storage solutions.
How SSDs Work
Inside all SSDs are two major components: Number of NAND flash memory chips and a controller. The number of memory chips determines the capacity of the drive. The controller, being the “brain” of the SSD, has the responsibility of making the collection of NAND flash chips look like fast HDDs to the host system.
This is not easy.