Saturday, August 8, 2015

When will SSDs Replace HDDs - FMS 2015

SSDs are faster, lower power, more rugged.

NAND costs are coming down

Why havent SSDs replaces HDDs in both client and datacenter applications?

~500M HDDs will be sold this year
~100M SSDs will be sold this year

In terms of actual bits the ratio is greater than 10/1 in favor of HDDs

multiple predictions of SSD replacement rates have been wrong.

How hard can it be to replace something often known as "Spinning Rust" and the reason why our computers crash?

We present issues, impact and what is needed for SSDs to actually become the major form of storage at Flash Memory Summit 2015

Mark Webb