Log-structured file systems: There's one in every SSD
Posted Sep 28, 2009 15:31 UTC (Mon) by giraffedata
In reply to: Log-structured file systems: There's one in every SSD
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They described handling flash as if it was just ram with special write requirements.
That (at least to me) implied the need for a full memory bus (thus the lots of wires)
But the post described doing that with a PCI Express card. PCI-E is as serial as SATA.
by the way, parallel buses are inherently faster than serial buses, all else being equal.
if 1 wire lets you transmit data at speed H, N wires will let you transmit data at a speed of NxH.
It sounds like you consider any gathering of multiple wires to be a parallel bus. That's not how people normally use the word; for example, when you run a trunk of 8 Ethernet cables between two switches, that's not a parallel bus. A parallel bus is where the bits of a byte travel on separate wires at the same time, as opposed to one wire at different times. Skew is an inherent part of it.
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