About Jim Handy

Jim Handy, an SSD industry analyst, began his career in design and marketing positions at leading technology firms including Intel and Digital Research.  He earned his strong reputation through his groundbreaking work as an industry analyst for Dataquest (now Gartner) and Semico Research.

He is a  is a Leader in the Gerson Lehrman Group, and a member of both the Mass Storage Technical Working Group of iNEMI and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).

Mr. Handy has written hundreds of articles, white papers, and in-depth reports for trade journals market research firms.  He is often quoted in the electronics press, presents frequently at trade shows,  and is known for his high level of industry presence and volume of publication.

Handy’s strong technical and business background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.  He is the author of “The Cache Memory Book” (Harcourt Brace, 1993), the leading reference in the field and is a patent holder in the field of cache memory design.  He has performed rigorous technical analysis on the elasticity and pricing dynamics of technology markets which has debunked some widely held theories to unveil the true motivators of the market’s behavior.

More on Mr. Handy’s background can be found at the Objective Analysis website: www.Objective-Analysis.com

5 thoughts on “About Jim Handy”

    1. David,

      One thing that Fusion-io has done a particularly good job of talking to their customers and addressing issues as they are brought forward. This has given the company a “Time to Market” advantage that is far superior to simply hardware or software.

      I would judge the company on this attribute more than on products alone.


  1. Jim. This is a big ask.
    I have a Samsung PCIe OEM 1 TB SSD (from MacBook Pro 2015) that is missing a smd part! From pictures on the web of the same SSD, it looks like a 0402 capacitor has fallen off from pads located adjacent to what looks like an oscillator (unmarked) adjacent to the main Samsung controller (S4LNU58A01 8030 N8KDUOG U1514 ARM, or an Apple variant of the MEX 8030). Looking at more pictures, it seems every Samsung MEX 8030 controller chip has a similar configuration of two capacitors and two resistors around an oscillator next to the controller. Even 2.5″ Samsung 850 EVO SATA SSDs with this 8030 have the exact same 2 caps/2 resistors configuration. Is there a way I can find the value of the caps so I can replace the missing one and salvage this 1 TB SSD.

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