Inside Solid State Drives (SSDs) by Rino MicheloniInside Solid State Drives (SSDs) by Rino Micheloni

Inside Solid State Drives (SSDs)

byRino Micheloni, Alessia Marelli, Kam Eshghi

Hardcover | October 15, 2012

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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 Driveswalks 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 error correction codes (BCH and LDPC) to encryption, from Flash signal processing to hybrid storage. We hope you enjoy this tour inside Solid State Drives.
Rino Micheloni ( is Lead Flash Technologist at IDT (Integrated Device Technology). He has 18 years experience in NAND/NOR Flash memory design, architecture and algorithms as well as the related intellectual property. Before IDT, he was Senior Principal for Flash and Director of Qimonda's design center in Italy, ...
Title:Inside Solid State Drives (SSDs)Format:HardcoverDimensions:382 pagesPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400751451

ISBN - 13:9789400751453

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Table of Contents


Foreword by Andrew Viterbi who received the National Medal of Science from President Obama in 2008


About the editors

1. SSD market overview

2. SSD Architecture and PCI Express interface

3. SAS and SATA SSDs

4. Hybrid storage

5. NAND Flash technology

6. NAND Flash design

7. NAND & Controller co-design for SSDs

8. SSD reliability

9. Efficient wear leveling in NAND Flash memory

10. BCH for Solid-State-Drives

11. Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) codes

12. Protecting SSD data against attacks

13. Flash Signal Processing and NAND/ReRAM SSD


Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:Selected by Computing Reviews as one of the Best Reviews & Notable Books of 2013"This collection of chapters written by many different authors aims to enlighten the reader on all aspects of SSDs. . if you are interested in how SSDs really work, this may be the book you are looking for." (Bernard Kuc, Computing Reviews, July, 2013)"Detailed book on SSD architecture suitable for new SSD hardware designers, firmware engineers who want to get up to speed quickly. The book offers a systematic overview starting with how HDD differ from SSDs, how NAND arrays operate, how SATA, SAS, PCIe SSDs differ, how supercaps differ from tantalum caps. . Unique features: Overview of hybrid SSDs, math behind BCH codes." (R. Prakash,, July, 2013)