Google Getting Intel SSDs

Google Getting Intel SSDs

Google is going to experiment with SSDs and they have chosen to go with Intel’s SSD technology.  The move is said to be part of plan to help reduce electric bills, but it could potentially offer some performance gains too.

“The more power efficient SSDs will be installed at severs at Google's US headquarters. Intel will supply flash chips and Marvell the corresponding controller ICs, the sources detailed.  Shipments are slated for late second quarter, they added.

With the increasing use of SSDs in server applications, a shortage for 16Gb and 32Gb NAND flash chips could become a possibility, the sources commented.”

If Google’s experiment turns out to be a success, Intel may have found not only a major customer but we’d expect some server farms to follow suit. Such a revolution in storage could potentially lead to more affordable SSDs for consumers.
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Anything that helps us shift away from moving parts (and the mechanical failure that goes with them). It's not a perfect technology, but one less thing to worry about will definitely save some headaches--and data. Frankly, it's taken too long already for this shift to happen.

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I'm with Volatile on this one for sure. Think about it we are at sa2 (3.0GBPS)on the pci express bus we are running dual and quad soon to be octa scale chips gigabit ethernet ddr3 board memory moving to ddr4 and 5 on graphics and peripheral boards and we're still using an energy unefficient hard drive spec that runs at 42 54 and 7200 rpm which to me is a joke it's is the slowest and most ancient hardware in a computer with a 60-80% data throughput improvement on the main data carriers within a pc the performance shift will be amazing and remember this is new ssd give em a year and both capacity and throughput will go up considerably

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Reducing electric bills?  But SSD's cost so much more to purchase.  Just how long would it be until money is saved in the long run? 

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