Is it possible for a single person to design (or at least partially design/customize) a hard drive?
This may have been off the table for rotating drives since there was lot more physics and precision measurements involved, but I am thinking that with an SSD, the design of a customized logic controller for solid-state memory may not be as difficult.
If it is not possible for a single person to design a complete SSD logic controller, are there any types of programmable controllers, or something similary, available that may take care of most of the memory management, but allow for additional modification/customization? This would be the way to go, since I prefer to use a HDD with good performance, and will be better than anything a one-man shop will cook up.
This post offered some hope, but I am far from understanding all of it, and is probably doctorate-level work(?).