Seagate Offers A Solid-State Drive (Finally)
from the everyone's-doing-it-now dept
However, the real news here is that solid state storage is turning the corner -- and bringing Seagate along (not quite kicking and screaming) into the future of more and more competitive storage products. Whereas the market for reliable HDD technology has been dominated by a few manufacturers specialized in making spinning platters with precision, the incipient market for SSDs has a relatively level playing field, given that solid state storage technology is inherently more reliable and not prone to mechanical failures. As the price/performance ratios for SSDs become more competitive with spinning drives, we'll see data centers making storage decisions based on factors other than cost per gigabyte -- such as energy efficiency, cost per IOPs, etc.