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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.
A few weeks later
temporarily restored the parity in storage density when it announced a
3.5" hard drive. Since you can put 2x 2.5" drives into a single
3.5" enclosure - you
can think of them as being equivalent. That is until either the next
amplification in MLC (if it ever
works) or the next shrink in flash memory (maybe
later than sooner).
Price of the 2.5" terabyte SSD 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
profile updated January 27, 2009
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