Founded over 20 years ago, AnalysysMason is the world's premier
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Madrid, Milan, Paris, San Francisco and Washington DC, Analysys staff provide
strategy and systems consultancy, conferences, information services and start-up
support to the companies that are creating the networked economy.
- editor's comments:- Analysys was the subject of a
news story we ran
in 2001 - related to a market report they had published about the SAN / WAN
I looked at their site again in January 2009 - and the content
seems extremely UK-centric. I recommend an interesting article -
struggling in the UK - but I couldn't find anything closely related to
Pass HDDs in Storage Density|
well be remembered as the year that flash
SSDs surpassed HDDs
in storage capacity in the same form factor.|
I'm not talking about itsy
1 inch and smaller drives
here. I'm talking about the hard core
2.5" form factor.
the size which once seemed to offer the
for hard disk makers staying in business - in applications like disk to
disk backup, entertainment
bulk storage etc.
In January 2009 - pureSilicon started
2.5" MLC SSD -
with 1TB capacity in a 9.5mm high form factor.
Price wasn't mentioned.
I expect it will cost a lot. But nowhere near as much as the 1st terabyte SSDs
cost - when they appeared in
2002 - at
a cool $2 million.
So you may well ask - when will SSDs cost less
than HDDs for the same capacity?
In some high-performance grades (15K
RPM server drives) - I expect to see that happen this year - in smaller
capacities like 100GB. Looking Ahead to the
2009 SSD Market