Review of Samsung SM825 Enterprise SSD reveals backup supercapacitors inside

Data security is everything for enterprise storage and that’s why this teardown analysis of the Samsung SM825 Enterprise SSD is so interesting. Sure, the drive has a sleek aluminum case that’s worthy of a SuperBowl commercial but inside you’ll find four large supercapacitors with enough energy storage (55 seconds worth) to keep the drive going long enough to complete all cached storage write operations. A great idea that will have a big influence on future enterprise server and storage shelf design.

See the full teardown article here complete with a gread board-level shot revealing the bright blue supercapacitors.

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