An Argument Against Expensive Solid State Drives

By on September 6, 2012
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I’ve been reporting on solid state drive technology since it made a retail debut back in February 2008, nearly five years ago. From the very start I’ve been a huge proponent of all things SSD, as it closes the gap between the fastest computer system components (processor followed by memory) and the slowest (data storage [...]

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I’ve been reporting on solid state drive technology since it made a retail debut back in February 2008, nearly five years ago. From the very start I’ve been a huge proponent of all things SSD, as it closes the gap between the fastest computer system components (processor followed by memory) and the slowest (data storage drive). But as speeds grew increasingly faster with each new generation, there’s still one giant gap that remains: price. The cost of components has dropped year after year, but today the vast majority of low capacity entry-level SSDs still fetch about $1/GB compared to less than $0.20/GB for high-performance hard disk drive technology. In this editorial, I chronicle the current state of retail solid state storage devices.

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