What is Hyperscale Flash?

A class of SSDs designed to deliver the capacity and reliability required by hyperscale storage systems without the additional cost of the “enterprise” features required by legacy storage architectures. Hyperscale SSDs:
  • Use high bit/cell flash (4 bit/cell QLC and/or 5 bit/cell PLC)
  • Have a single NVMe port vs premium priced dual port enterprise drives
  • Write directly to high bit/cell flash w/o DRAM or SLC caches
    • Which eliminates the need for power failure protection circuitry, and batteries or ultracapacitors to power same

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