Design and implementation of a virtual platform of solid-state disks

Ying Chieh Lee*, Chin Ting Kuo, Li-Pin Chang

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This letter presents a virtual platform of solid-state disks (SSDs). Using a set of programming interfaces, users can quickly assemble an SSD based on their preferred flash chip organization and flash management algorithm, and a virtual disk then appears in the host system as a logical instance of the SSD. Unlike previous SSD simulation tools, this virtual disk performs block read/write with realistic I/O latencies as if this simulated SSD was real. This virtual platform provides a swift way to SSD hardware and firmware prototyping, and it is also useful for future research on the paradigm of host-device interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6272317
Pages (from-to)90-93
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Embedded Systems Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012


  • Prototyping
  • simulation
  • solid-state disk


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