Eventually, these new solutions will be retired during data center refreshes, and the drives will go to IT Asset Disposition vendors, but many will not be certified to work with these new technologies.

♦️ Enterprise SSD products are separating themselves from their consumer counterparts by getting faster, smarter, denser, and more energy-efficient.

1️⃣ Second-generation SmartSSDs can perform Computational Storage, processing data where it lies rather than moving it around the network, only possible with SSDs.

♦️ Using Computational Storage, processing time for scan-heavy database queries can be slashed by over 50%, energy consumption by up to 70%, and CPU utilization by up to 97% versus conventional data center solid-state drives.

2️⃣ NAND flash memory utilizes 3D stacking, like a skyscraper. The memory cells are stacked on top of each other in layers with a pass-through technology for communications, just like an elevator. The result is much faster communication between cells than if they were spread out in a 2D pattern.

♦️ In addition to the density gains, the 232-layer NAND offers 50% more IO speed than the current 176-layer product; 100% more write bandwidth, and up to 77% higher read bandwidth than the 176-layer chip; in a package that’s 28% smaller than previous NAND chip generations.

3️⃣ Enterprise SSD with the PCIe 5 bus double the speed of the previous CM6 drive that uses the slower PCIe 4 bus.

♦️ You need a new CPU to use it, available in coming server processors.

♦️ It comes in a 2.5-inch form factor, standard for 2U storage arrays, and a new form factor that is long and thin, sometimes called the “ruler” because of its resemblance to a ruler.

As a researcher and writer about IT topics, one of the things I enjoy about working with NextUse in the ITAD industry is that I constantly have the opportunity to learn about new technologies and how to overwrite the data stored on them to ensure it cannot be retrieved, allowing reuse in secondary markets at a time when it is desperately needed to reduce the environmental impact, as well as putting money back into strained IT budgets.

Unlike many ITAD vendors that were paper shredders, IT resellers, or e-waste recyclers that just tried to adapt to changing times, NextUse was created from the ground up in 2015 to be a state-of-the-art data lab with hundreds of ports for overwriting all types of digital media, specializing in data security, and continually investing in hardware, software, and training to keep its capabilities current, whether it’s cell phones or vehicle infotainment systems, renewing industry-leading NAID (National Association of Information Destruction) AAA certifications annually while operating under the scrutiny of i-SIGMA (The International Secure Information Governance & Management Association).

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