A leaked slide of Intel's nine-month solid state drive (SSD) roadmap shows a 400GB multi-level cell (MLC) enterprise solid state drive due in the first quarter of next year. A French Mac website posted the apparently real slide on Sunday and it shows a transition to 25nm MLC process technology but not single level cell (SLC) …
any clues on the size of these small form factor drives?
My guess would be a mini-PCI-E form factor. Like this one from OCZ: http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/solid_state_drives/ocz_minipci_express_ssd-sata_
SATA, SATA, SATA
I don't want to sound like an obsessive bore (or do I?) but SATA is no bloody use for those of us who want to use SSD's in servers.
SATA may be good enough for the laptop or desktop, but for servers we want SAS, there is no way I'm going to be putting my data on a device that is tied to one server - we need multi-initiator.
Then use a suitable backplane for the disks. Use smarter backplanes in your rack, don't depend on the disk itself being smart (the failure might just as well be the disk logic board, not the software or silicon on your server)