CHIPREX TECHNOLOGIES PVT.LTD.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q?

    What does SSD and HDD mean?

    A.

    SSD stands for Solid State Drive and HDD stands for Hard disk Drive.

  • Q?

    What is the difference between SSD and HDD?

    A.

    HDDs are based on old technology of magnetic storage media. Moving disk heads read the data from spinning magnetic disks. HDDs have lot of mechanical moving parts and hence are more prone to mechanical failure. SSDs are more robust and have no moving parts. SSDs use flash memory as storage and consume less power and generate less heat as compared to HDD.

  • Q?

    Can Chiprex SSD be used for RAID?

    A.

    Any of our SSDs can be used in RAID.

  • Q?

    What Operating Systems are supported by Chirex SSD?

    A.

    Any OS which supports SATA interface can run on SSD.

  • Q?

    Do Chiprex SSDs require any special drivers?

    A.

    No additional drivers required.

  • Q?

    Does Chiprex SSDs use wear-leveling technology?

    A.

    Yes, SSDs implement Intelligent static & dynamic Wear-Leveling for even distribution of flash wear-out.

  • Q?

    What is Overprovisioning?

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    The practice of reserving some of the drive capacity for the controller is called overprovisioning. This is done to increase performance and endurance. This practice is known as overprovisioning and increases the performance and longevity of the SSD. All Chiprex SSDs use PHISON controllers which ensure overprovisioning. Hence our capacities are 60, 120, 240, 480 and 960GB.

  • Q?

    Do Chiprex SSDs support SMART ?

    A.

    Our SSDs support SMARTECCTM, SMART. (you can refer to http://www.phison.com/English/SsdTechView.asp)

  • Q?

    What is the difference between SLC , MLC and TLC?

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    SLC (Single Level Cell) SSDs store only one data bit per NAND flash cell which leads to faster transfer speeds, higher cell endurance and a lower power consumption. The only downside to SLC chips used in SSDs is the manufacturing cost per Megabyte and the total capacity, which is less per NAND cell than MLC. SLCs are intended for the high-end consumer and server market and they have approximately 10 times more endurance compared to MLCs.

    b. MLC (Multi Level Cell) SSDs store two or more bits per NAND flash cell. Storing more bits per cell achieves a higher capacity and lower manufacturing cost per Megabyte. MLC SSDs are designed for the mainstream consumer market and are much faster compared to standard hard disk drives. MLC SSDs are improving with faster and more efficient technologies and are being adopted into the high-end consumer and server markets.

    c. TLC (Triple Level Cell) SSDs store three bits per NAND flash cell. It has higher capacity and lower manufacturing cost per Megabyte than SLC and MLC. TLCs are intended for the general consumer

  • Q?

    What is special about TLC SSD offered by Chiprex?

    A.

    Cheaper than SSD with MLC but good reliability.

  • Q?

    What type of interface is available in Chiprex SSDs?

    A.

    SATA ( Used By Traditional HDD)
    mSATA Used In Smaller Form Factor PC, Motherboards or Notebooks
    M.2 (NGFF) Used In Smaller Form Factor PC, Motherboards or Notebooks
    USB 3.0 Used For External High Speed Data Transfer