IT News - Storage

SSDs with larger capacities reliably post better performance numbers than smaller capacity drives of the same make and model. If you don't know anything about how SSDs work, this seems like a mystery, but the reason behind the slowdown makes perfect sense.

Sydney Butler writes in How-To Geek, "An SSD consists of NAND memory chips arranged in clusters, connected to an SSD controller. The controller is an intelligent device that decides where to physically store data on the SSD.

With more clusters of memory chips, each connected to the controller by a dedicated data bus, the controller can read and write data in parallel. The more clusters you have, the more independent paths there are to move data back and forth..."


Due to pricing rise, increasing demand, and rush order

According to TrendForce, Inc.'s research, North American data centers saw an improvement in components supply after February, driving a recovery in purchase order volume. As server brands returned to normal in-office work following the pandemic, the increase in capital expenditures on related information equipment has also boosted order growth. The addition of Kioxia's raw material contamination incident led to an increase in the pricing of certain rush orders, pushing up overall enterprise SSD revenue in 1Q22 to $5.58 billion, or 14.1% growth Q/Q.

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