Notes from the LF End User Summit
Posted Nov 21, 2009 1:34 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
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jhubbard is talking about specs, not implementation. We don't really care that the SSD makers are keeping their implementation secret because we can figure out one just as good (in fact, far better they keep it secret than patent it).
But I'm not sure what the point is about the missing specs, because the SSD manufacturers don't give us access to the underlying device. All we get is a SATA jack, so the only relevant spec is the SATA spec.
On the other hand, many vendors offer flash memory with a PCI interface and complete specs on that interface. Isn't that all we need if we don't care for the disk drive emulation method of accessing flash?
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