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Diamond Point

Established in 1983, with headquarters in Rochester, Kent, Diamond Point services a mix of OEMs and system integrators. At the forefront of industrial computing technology, the company is committed to the Open Systems philosophy and maintains a portfolio of standards based products. Diamond Point's engineering teams integrate hardware and software products, offering total system solutions to meet the demands of its customers. The company's core-computing hardware technologies include ETX, PC/104, DIMM-PC, PCMCIA, PC/Industrial PC, VME and accessories comprising disks, cables, flat panels, monitors, and keyboards. Its portfolio of core modules encompasses communication products based on a host of bus types, including PCI, ISA, PCMCIA, and USB as well as digital and analogue I/O. The company's capabilities include the design of custom chassis and baseboards for embedded applications.

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Increasing Flash Solid State Disk Reliability - article by SiliconSystems

Solid state disks, based on flash technology, have greatly improved in performance in recent years and now compete head to head with RAM based accelerator systems. Flash also has significant advatanges in servers compared to RAM SSDs due to low power consumption.

But if you think that all solid state disks which use flash are equally reliable and enduring then think again.

That's a bit like saying that a Mercedes 300SL sports coupe is as tough as a Tiger tank because both were made in Germany and both are built out of metal. But as Oddball (Donald Sutherland) says in the movie Kelly's Heroes "I ain't messing with no Tigers."

This article by SiliconSystems, shows how their patented architecture cleverly manages the wear out mechanisms inherent in all flash media to deliver a disk lifetime that is about 4 times greater than of other enterprise flash products and upto 100 times greater than intrinsic flash memory. ...read the article, ...SiliconSystems profile, Solid state disks

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