Monday, January 12, 2009

Solid State Disks - 1 TB in a 2.5 inch announced

Like I said... the next thing for SSD's is to have higher storage capacity in each of the form factors than spinning rust. Here's another step in that direction. http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/10/puresilicon-introduces-worlds-first-1tb-2-5-inch-ssd/. SSD's already have disks beaten on all the performance metrics. This one maxes out the SATA interface and does 300MBytes/s transfer rates.

I've also been seeing prices dropping as volumes increase for laptops with SSDs. I think the end of the line for rust will be 2010, as SSD's will no longer have a worse cost/GB and they already have higher capacity and performance.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Adrian,

    Typo in your last sentence. You are meaning SSD's will have the better cost/GB as well as the performance, right?

    I'd expect until the cost/GB advantage is no longer with the spinning rust, that SSD's would still be niche, but once SSD's are cost effective, i.e. becomes a nissan rather than a ferrari that this will be the point that the rust becomes truly obsolete.

    2010 still seems mightly soon in a down economy!

    jason.

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