Inside Solid State Drives (SSDs)

  • Rino Micheloni
  • Alessia Marelli
  • Kam Eshghi

Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics book series (MICROELECTR., volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. G. Wong
    Pages 1-17
  3. K. Eshghi, R. Micheloni
    Pages 19-45
  4. S. Yasarapu
    Pages 47-60
  5. R. Micheloni, L. Crippa, M. Picca
    Pages 61-77
  6. M. F. Beug
    Pages 79-126
  7. L. Crippa, R. Micheloni
    Pages 127-171
  8. K. Takeuchi
    Pages 173-201
  9. C. Zambelli, P. Olivo
    Pages 203-231
  10. Yuan-Hao Chang, Li-Pin Chang
    Pages 233-257
  11. A. Marelli, R. Micheloni
    Pages 259-292
  12. E. Paolini
    Pages 293-331
  13. A. Marelli, R. Micheloni
    Pages 333-355
  14. K. Takeuchi
    Pages 357-374
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 375-381

About this book


Solid State Drives (SSDs) are gaining momentum in enterprise and client applications, replacing Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) by offering higher performance and lower power. In the enterprise, developers of data center server and storage systems have seen CPU performance growing exponentially for the past two decades, while HDD performance has improved linearly for the same period. Additionally, multi-core CPU designs and virtualization have increased randomness of storage I/Os. These trends have shifted performance bottlenecks to enterprise storage systems. Business critical applications such as online transaction processing, financial data processing and database mining are increasingly limited by storage performance.

In client applications, small mobile platforms are leaving little room for batteries while demanding long life out of them. Therefore, reducing both idle and active power consumption has become critical. Additionally, client storage systems are in need of significant performance improvement as well as supporting small robust form factors. Ultimately, client systems are optimizing for best performance/power ratio as well as performance/cost ratio.

SSDs promise to address both enterprise and client storage requirements by drastically improving performance while at the same time reducing power.

Inside Solid State Drives walks the reader through all the main topics related to SSDs: from NAND Flash to memory controller (hardware and software), from I/O interfaces (PCIe/SAS/SATA) to reliability, from errror correction codes (BCH and LDPC) to encryption, from Flash signal processing to hybrid storage. We hope you enjoy this tour inside Solid State Drives.


Electronic Devices Flash Controllers Flash Signal Processing Microcontrollers NAND Flash Memories SSD architecture SSD storage Solid State Devices Solid state disk design

Authors and affiliations

  • Rino Micheloni
    • 1
  • Alessia Marelli
    • 2
  • Kam Eshghi
    • 3
  1. 1., Enterprise Computing DivisionIntegrated Devices TechnologyAgrate BrianzaItaly
  2. 2., Enterprise Computing DivisionIntegrated Device TechnologyDalmineItaly
  3. 3., Enterprise Computing DivisionIntegrated Device Technology, Inc.San JoseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5145-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5146-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1437-0387
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