Disaster Recovery Advantages in a Flash (of Memory) – Where’s the Catch?

The advantages of solid state drives (SSDs) now seem to make them winners over hard disk drives (HDDs) in many computing applications. SSD vendors point to the ease of handling intensive storage input and output, the rapidity of making system snapshots and the resulting improvements available in disaster recovery objectives. Get RAID 1 performance, RAID 5 capacity and RAID 6 protection all-in-one, they claim. For IT managers who have been balancing these different goals together with the prospect of decreasing error protection with increasing RAID capacity, the flash drive solution may sound – almost – too good to be true. Read more