AMD Updates StoreMi: Adds Support for Threadripper Pro, SSD Partitions

AMD Updates StoreMi: Adds Support for Threadripper Pro, SSD Partitions

Last year AMD significantly overhauled its StoreMi software that’s designed to speed up storage performance on its consumer platforms. This week the company continued to polish off its StoreMi suite by enabling support for its ultra-high-end Threadripper Pro workstations, as well as the ability to use SSD partitions for caching. 

Introduced in 2018, AMD’s StoreMi was AMD’s way to improve its platforms’ storage performance, therefore responding to Apple’s Fusion Drive and Intel’s Optane Memory caching. Just like Apple’s Fusion Drive (and unlike Intel’s caching-based algorithm), AMD’s StoreMi used to be a file-based tiered storage solution, which has a clear advantage over caching as far as capacity is concerned, but which may not be the most optimal solution when it comes to reliability. In Q2 2020, AMD re-introduced its StoreMi suite and basically re-invented it as a storage caching software that mirrors frequently used data on a faster drive. Since then, the company has been perfecting the StoreMi V2 software.  





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