The Right Solid-State Drive (SSD) Matters

The way an SSD is built for client machines like a notebook or desktop (a daily work device) versus how an SSD is built for a data center application is vastly different. The workloads are very different. A server workload usually maintains 100-percent duty cycle 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. But when we work on our computers throughout the day, even on a virtual machine, we’re only using minimal resources with a lot of idle time. 

The drives that are put in a server need to withstand the constant demand and performance requisites for heavy-duty use. One cannot simply take an SSD out of a laptop and expect it to operate in a data center, that’s like expecting a standard car engine to power a semi-truck. Data centers need drives that are enterprise-grade and purpose-built to deliver predictable performance at scale. 

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The Right Solid-State Drive (SSD) Matters