Saurabh Sharma, Mentor Graphics
Tech Design Forums (December 20, 2016)
Over the last decade, the amount of data stored by enterprises and consumers has increased astronomically. For enterprise and client users, this data has enormous value but requires platform advancements to deliver the needed information quickly and efficiently.
As enterprise and client platforms continue to evolve with faster processors featuring multiple cores and threads, the storage infrastructure also needs to evolve.
Since solid state drives (SSD) reached the mass market, SATA has become the most common way of connecting SSDs in PCs. However, SATA was designed primarily for interfacing with mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) and has become increasingly inadequate as SSDs have improved. For example, unlike HDDs, some SSDs are limited by the maximum throughput of SATA.
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