The 10 Coolest SSDs Of 2011 (So Far)


Cool New Solid State Drives Even As The Industry Morphs

The solid state drive (SSD) market continues to grow as new models for use in systems ranging from embedded to blade servers to standard servers to storage arrays continue to hit the market.

However, unlike in the past where the SSD industry saw a continued increase in the number of vendors who looked at new ways to turn standard MLC and SLC NAND Flash memory into a storage device, there now appears to be a shakeout going on. For instance, SanDisk has acquired Pliant Technologies, Seagate is planning to acquire the Samsung HDD business, and Western Digital is planning to acquire all of HGST.

Following is a quick look at some of the new SSDs which recently hit the market.