With embedded applications ranging from industrial, gaming, military, medical, transportation and more, user scenarios on industry platforms vary a lot. Depending on applications and platforms, system's behavior, such as sequential/random reads/writes, read/write distribution, workload, data size, and data alignment, has different data patterns that can be reflected in Program/Erase cycles.
As the finite number of Program/Erase cycles is the limitation of NAND flash memory, the aforementioned data access behavior becomes an influential factor in the performance and lifespan of SSDs. In addition, possible extreme write behaviors on SSDs and lack of analytic methods can lead to poorer performance and decreased lifespan. To solve these issues, CoreAnalyzer is implemented on Apacer SSDs to help our customers analyze their software behavior so they can select the SSD product best suited for their system’s lifespan.
CoreAnalyzer is an analytic data-behavior tool developed by Apacer. Featuring collecting and analyzing data of clients' host system, this exclusive technology can assist our customers in choosing the most cost-effective solution for their system. Embedded in the firmware of Apacer SATA SSD, CoreAnalyzer is able to record all read and write operations at the host end and analyze the data stored in the SSD.
CoreAnalyzer further presents user behavior of SSD, including read/write ratio, workload, ratio of sequential write, and random access ratio. By allowing clients to fully understand the actual user behavior of SSD, CoreAnalyzer not only provides references for clients in choosing the most suitable SSD product, but also helps enhance SSD’s performance and lifespan by optimizing firmware based on the analysis results.