2015 Storage Technology Predictions from an Insider

Post by Craig Nunes (thank you)

  1. The Death of 10K RPM Drives. Why? The cost per usable GB of flash will match 10K rpm SAS drives this year.

I have said this in the past and 2015 will be no different—the best thing we in the vendor community can do for our customers is to drive down the cost of flash as low as absolutely possible while also
maintaining the resiliency and wear handling that data centers require. 2014 brought the availability of “data center quality” flash at $2.00 per usable GB with the combination of large capacity 1.92GB flash drives and compaction technologies. This was significant in that $2/usable GB is the same cost as 15K rpm SAS drives, and accordingly (I can say for my employer) we shipped more flash capacity in the second half of the year than 15K rpm disk capacity.

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