JEDEC announced it has published SSD endurance test method and endurance workload standards:
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry, today announced the publication of two widely anticipated standards for solid state drives: JESD218 Solid-State Drive (SSD) Requirements and Endurance Test Method and JESD219 Solid-State Drive Endurance Workloads. Both documents are available for free download at www.jedec.org.
In order to facilitate understanding and faster adoption of the new standards, JEDEC is presenting an in-depth tutorial on SSDs in San Jose, CA on October 5, 2010. The event will be facilitated by Alvin Cox, Chairman JC-64.8 and Senior Engineer, Seagate and Steffen Hellmold, VP Business Development with SandForce. For the complete agenda and registration, visit: http://www.jedec.org/events-meetings/memory-strategies-san-jose-oct-2010/ssd-tutorial.
As the data storage market demands faster, more energy efficient solutions in a smaller footprint, solid state drives (SSDs) offer the promise of higher performance, reduced power consumption, and reduced space requirements – with continuing improvements over time. In order to fulfill this potential, widely adopted industry standards for SSDs are seen as essential tools to reduce market confusion, facilitate broad adoption and alleviate product quality and reliability concerns.
“To achieve the goal of consensus-based industry standards for SSDs, JEDEC’s JC-64.8 Subcommittee for Solid State Drives has taken the lead to provide meaningful, real-life, endurance and reliability metrics to better enable customers to select the right SSD for their expected applications and workloads,” said Alvin Cox, Chairman JC-64.8 and Senior Engineer, Seagate Technology. He added, “In developing these standards, JC-64.8 collaborated with numerous other industry groups and standards associations and coordinated SSD-related changes needed in other existing standards to meet industry needs.”