Memory: Past, Present and Future—and the Tools to Optimize It

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In recent years, solid-state drives (SSDs) have taken the computer industry by storm. The technology has impressive capabilities. It promises low-latency access to sometimes critical data while increasing overall performance—at least when compared to what is now becoming the legacy hard disk drive (HDD). With each passing year, SSD market shares continue to climb, and in many sectors, SSDs have been replacing HDDs (for example, personal and mobile computing).