TLC vs. QLC SSDs: What are the differences?
We’ve talked about how we can use SSD cache to reduce latency and accelerate transfer speeds. We’ve also explained the differences between consumer and enterprise SSDs, and why for sustained performance reasons we suggest the latter. Consumer and enterprise SSDs are two broad categories that encompass a wide range of performance profiles. Due to differences in how vendors test and rate their products, buying based off advertised numbers is not enough. In today’s post, we’ll explore how NAND types affect performance significantly, and why this should matter to your next purchasing decision. NAND flash types NAND flash memory data is
3 reasons why you need to choose enterprise SSDs for your workloads
Performance and price are all-too-obvious pitfalls when purchasing SSDs How much are you willing to spend on SSDs to configure SSD cache on NAS or build all-flash storage arrays? Our statistics show that the average cost per gigabyte is 0.31 USD for Synology users who have installed SSDs in the high-end models (xs/xs+). This indicates that Synology users are price-sensitive, but in the meantime, they’re also pursuing a boost in performance. Try to google “SSD performance” and you will get a bunch of results showing you how to interpret the performance figures from SSD specifications. They’ll tell you that 4K
Optimizing your NAS with SSD cache
Eliminating the I/O bottleneck HDD vs. SSD: Why difference matters There’s an ongoing battle between HDDs and SDDs, both of which have their own pros and cons. An HDD is composed of an actuator, read/write arm, spindle, and platters onto which data is stored. When dealing with high traffic of read/write requests (especially for a large number of small-sized files), the platter spins and read/write head keeps moving to search for data scattered on the drive in a non-contiguous manner. That’s when latency kicks in. An SDD, however, has no moving parts and uses flash memory to store data, which