Power management for solid state drives

November 22, 2012 // By Jeff Hooker
Last year's monsoon in Southeast Asia created a turning point in the memory storage market. Flooding in Thailand caused the shutdown of many hard disk drive (HDD) manufacturing sites, resulting in a worldwide shortage that nearly doubled the price of the drives.

These shortages caused many manufacturers that relied on HDDs to convert to – expensive solid state drives (SSD).

Previously, SSDs had been predominately used in either high performance applications, like gaming, or where the high reliability of solid state drives was critical.

Read the full article on page 43 of our November digital edition.