The era of mechanical drives as storage devices that use moving parts, such as a magnetic tape, magnetic disk or optical disc is rapidly coming to an end. With Solid State Drives (SSD) you can speed up your system or server by 10 times! SSD’s have no moving parts and are replacing hard drives. The cost of SSD’s have come down tremendously and are reliable.
Mean time between failures (MTBF) calculates the average time between failures of a piece of repairable equipment and can be used to estimate when equipment may fail unexpectedly in the future, or when it needs to be replaced. MTBF is also used as a measure of performance, availability and reliability of systems, and to help with scheduling maintenance, inventory planning and system design. Depending on the SSD you purchase, you can get the MTBF up to 1.5 million hours.
A storage area network (SAN) is a network of storage devices that can be accessed by multiple servers or computers, providing a shared pool of storage space. Each computer on the network can access storage on the SAN as though they were local disks connected directly to the computer. Now, storage arrays can be built exclusively using SSD’s furthering redundancy and reliability. SSDs deliver superior performance and durability by using flash-based memory, making them significantly faster and upping your computer’s speed by a noticeable amount.
Implementation of SSDs across your business network can increase productivity and improve staff satisfaction and performance. Contact Myriad Information Technology Solutions to find out how solid state drive technology will benefit your business.