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The 10 Coolest Flash Storage And SSD Products Of 2017

CRN looks at 10 of the all-flash storage arrays, SSDs, and related hardware introduced in 2017 that show how innovation in flash storage has gone beyond speeds and feeds.

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Feeding The Need For Speed, And A Whole Lot More

Remember how complicated flash storage seemed back when businesses had a choice of SLC or MLC SSDs? Unlike those simpler times, the choices today are vast, ranging from simple SSDs with SLC, MLC or TLC tech to flash drives featuring NVMe or hybrid storage/memory technologies to several new form factors of both drives and arrays.

Those choices are feeding an insatiable need for flash storage. Research firm IDC in November estimated that total sales of enterprise all-flash storage arrays reached nearly $1.6 billion during the third quarter of 2017, up 38.1 percent over the same period last year. That accounted for nearly 14 percent of the total enterprise storage systems market.

CRN is taking this opportunity to look at 10 of the coolest flash storage devices or systems of 2017, with an emphasis on the latest hardware targeting business users. Prepare to be impressed by what is available.

Get more of CRN's 2017 tech year in review.

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