Quick Glossary: Solid State Drives
Modern businesses collect extraordinary amounts of data, so knowing when and why you should deploy solid state drives will continue to be crucial to the development of your IT infrastructure strategy. It is vital that everyone involved in data management, particularly regarding storage, have a clear and complete understanding of the terminology surrounding SSDs.
This quick glossary from TechRepublic Premium defines terms and acronyms associated with the deployment of SSDs in a business enterprise.
From the glossary:
M.2 is a common form factor for SSDs. M.2 SSDs are thin stick-shaped circuit boards with NAND flash memory chips that fit into a motherboard using a specialized M.2 slot or M.2 connector. The interface for the M.2 connector may use SATA or PCIe protocols, depending on the motherboard. Because of its relatively small physical size, the M.2 form factor is often used as the operating system boot drive for desktops, laptops and tablet devices.
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