back to article Al Gore pumps $12m into cheapo TLC flash upstart

GreenBytes announced a good but unexceptional Solidarity all-flash array in February. It has now morphed it into what we believe may be the first enterprise TLC flash array on the market. And it has an astounding price/performance: a single VM instance costs $12. Investors have been so impressed by the specs that Generation …

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What about ManBearPig?

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Al Gore, does he have some inside info on this or is he just a lucky shareholder?

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This gave me a good laugh this morning ^_^

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Father of Invention?

Didn't Al Gore invent TLC?

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An inconvenient truth

Everything that Al has been involved in appears to fail, or is based on wrong information....

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Is the writing on the wall for green technology then?

Obviously Al has realized the game is so totally up.. its time for a new scam..

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WTF?

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1250 p/e cycles in consumer TLC flash?! There's lithium batteries that can support more charge-discharge cycles than that. How bloody long are they expected to last?

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How long do you want it to last? The expected lifespan and speed of a flash drive is primarily determined by the controller & level of over provisioning as explained in an earlier article:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/02/densbits_tlc/

Essentially it boils down to price/performance/lifespan, pick two.

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