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What is Write Amplification (WA) and how does it effect SSDs?

In a recent blog, we described Garbage Collection and the Trim command. Both are methods to mark and set data that are no longer in use and can, therefore, be overwritten in a Flash NAND based SSD. These two methods try to solve the problem that any SSD made by Flash NAND chips have – the Write Amplification (WA) and the Write Amplification Factor (WAF). As we have mentioned before, …Read More

Three Key Mistakes That Lead to Data Loss

The results from a recent Ontrack study showed that many IT departments are massively overloaded, which can lead to disruptions and data loss. With 77% of the respondents in the study describing themselves as overloaded, it is no wonder that 84% of companies report that they have experienced data loss due to avoidable errors. Below are the three most common mistakes made by companies that led to data loss: Lack …Read More