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Solid-State Drive Technology (SSD Training Seminar)

2 Day Course: $1,595.00

SSD class has been completely revised and updated for 2015! Plus, it includes in-class SSD design exercises.

Solid-State Drive (SSD) and flash caches are rapidly changing the data storage industry. Embedded flash in mobile devices is changing the way we live. Treating these storage devices as “black boxes” limits the performance and reliability that can be obtained from them. This class clearly explains what’s inside the box!
Flash has undergone more than 30 years of development, but the recent rates-of-change of its technology and its use have brought it to the forefront of modern storage infrastructure. This 2-day technology training seminar from KnowledgeTek provides engineers, managers, executives, and technicians the details, and the big picture, about what is behind the benefits and challenges that flash brings – and what is being done about them! It is presented for those with a technical background, but not necessarily a deep knowledge of semiconductors or data storage devices. You will learn how SSDs work; how flash works; how flash is changing the storage industry; skepticism for claims of reliability, low-cost, and low-power; limitations for flash’s future in storage; and what is poised to replace it.

SSD References Page

Overview of Solid-Sate Storage
Types of Data
The Promise and the Problems
The Device Determines the System

Flash Technology Fundamentals
Flash Architecture and Functions
Flash Cell Operation
Flash Specification
The Flash Industry

Competing Alternatives to Floating Gate Flash
Phase Change Memory (PCM)
Resistive RAM
- Cross-point Architecture
- Sneak Current and Access Device
- Magnetic Tunnel Junctions (MTJ)
- Spin-Torque Transfer (STT-RAM)
- Filament
- Memristor

Inside Flash Cells
Structures, and Functions
Energy Barriers
Quantum Effects

Flash Process Trends
Process Trends
NAND vs. NOR Architectures
The Flash Array
Cell Dimensions
,,Flash Process Geometry Foundations

,,Wrap-Around Cell vs. Planar Cell
,,Charge-Trap Flash (CTF)

Wear Leveling
Wear Mechanism
Garbage Collection
Static and Dynamic Wear Leveling
Write Amplification
Over Provisioning

Data Access
Storage Tiers
Data Access
- IOPS, Bandwidth (MBps), and Latency
Performance Testing
oUnderstanding SSD Specifications

SSD Architecture
SSD Form Factors
SSD Architecture Evolution
Typical SSD Specification
SSD Manufacturing and Testing

Non-SSD Flash Storage
Growing Role of Solid-State Storage
Beyond HDD Replacement
New Form Factors, Same Function
Hybrid Storage
.Flash Cache
,Matching Capability to Application

Programming, Erasing, and Reading
Sense Amplifiers and Reading
Programming MLC and TLC
Endurance, Retention, and Page-Dependent Errors
,Capacitive Coupling and Pre-compensation

Error Correction Coding (ECC)
Spare Area Layouts
ECC Fundamentals
- How parity works
- BCH and Reed Solomon
Correction Capability Requirement

Introduction to Interfaces
NAND Interfaces
- ONFi
lTest Specifications
lDrive Interfaces
- PCIe
- SATA Express
- NVMe
- File Systems

Preparing for 3D Flash
Stacking, TSV, WidelO
The ITRS Roadmap
Breakeven Point
Obstacles to Overcome

Future Trends
3D Challenges
Storage Infrastructure
Environmental Opportunities
Random Telegraph Noise (RTN)
Data Recovery
Scaling Trends and Additional Alternative Technologies
Key Lessons for the Future

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