| Tuesday May 31st 2016

24 Solid State Drives in a RAID array

In a time when marketing is all around us, companies often have to come up with new and creative ways to get us excited. Some go the viral route, others hire famous spokes people.

Samsung did well with this idea. Let some computer geeks build something awesome and have fun with it. They chained 24 SSDs together to create a whopping 6 Terrabyte array. They run various speed tests and even test the drive integrity by bouncing on a trampoline while dangling them from their chords. Yeah, they make the computer geeks a little geekier than they need to be, but who didn’t get excited to see those transfer speeds?

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One Response to “24 Solid State Drives in a RAID array”

  1. Ezequiel Haffey says:

    I became a science writer because of a short attention span. During my PhD (at the University of Sussex), it slowly dawned on me that, though I was interested in what I was doing, I was equally interested in what other people were doing: not exactly the singleminded head-down narrow-focused career researcher type. On top of that, my supervisor was somewhat – ahem – difficult, and made a career in research seem like a fast track to insanity. By the time I was writing up, I had decided to find something else to do. Somehow, and I still don’t know exactly how, it popped into my brain that I should become a science writer.

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