In this second installment of Flash 101 (our video blogging series about the basics of flash memory and storage performance management), we discuss the realities of a controversial and often misunderstood characteristic of flash: aging. Most people understand that with every program/erase cycle Flash is slowly worn down, but how does this aging really work, and how can Flash be made to withstand typical 5-7 year enterprise duty-cycles?

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