Template talk:Solid-state drive
|This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Solid-state drive template.
|WikiProject Computing / Hardware||(Rated Template-class, High-importance)|
I will add a section for the major controllers, but we should consider separating independent controllers (e.g., Indilinx & SandForce) from captive controllers (e.g., Intel, Samsung, Fusion-io). I further propose that we give sources for any additions to this section that claim to produce their own controllers and are not simply using a independent controller already identified. I propose that we keep this list to those companies that have made a significant or notable contribution to the SSD market. I will start by giving references to all the companies I originally place on this list. Feel free to add and contribute as you find additional noteworthy or significant controllers.§ Music Sorter § (talk) 22:46, 26 December 2010 (UTC)
|Indilinx||Introduced higher performance SSD controllers than jmicron in late 2009.
After the OCZ acquisition they continue to supply controllers to other manufacturers and are therefore still independent for the purpose of this table.
|* Indilinx Wikipedia article
|jmicron||The first major independent SSD controller supplier||jmicron Wikipedia article|
|Marvell||First 6Gb/s controller||* http://www.marvell.com/products/storage/ssd_markets_technologies.html
|Phison||Claims to have produced the earliest USB flash removable disk||Phison Wikipedia article|
|SandForce||First controller with write amplification <1 and very high write performance for most applications||SandForce Wikipedia article|
Added Solid-state drive to table
I added it as a key terminology for lack of a better place in order to link that article to the template. If there is a better place to add a term that best explains an overview of everything in a specific template, please discuss the change to enlighten us. § Music Sorter § (talk) 07:54, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
- I realized it is already linked in the heading of the template, so I have removed what I just added. § Music Sorter § (talk) 08:56, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
Added "List of SSD Manufacturers" article
Since they were acquired by Apple and no longer operate as an independent or captive SSD controller manufacturer, they no longer belong on this active controller list. § Music Sorter § (talk) 18:16, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
- By that logic, Indilinx, SandForce and sTec should also be removed as they were acquired by OCZ/Toshiba, Seagate and HGST/Western Digital. That said, I am not sure it makes sense to remove such prominent names as they have historical value (e.g., the SandForce brand is still used by Seagate). 220.127.116.11 (talk) 18:33, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
Another kind of vendor has come out in the last year or two. They take a bunch of SSDs in a box and use a controller to do fancy management and virtualization etc. Not sure if it makes sense to add another line or group to this template or start another one or what. Some I have run across so far (several already have articles): Nimbus Data, SolidFire, Whiptail, Texas Memory Systems, Pure Storage, Violin Memory, Kaminario. Any thoughts? W Nowicki (talk) 23:46, 12 August 2013 (UTC)