What Your Computers HDD Will Look Like In 5 Years.

January 17, 2009

Interesting stuff….

January 16, 2009 (Computerworld) As solid-state disk (SSD) technology closes in on hard disk drive (HDD) capacity and price, experts say it may not be long before spinning disks are a thing of the past and a computer’s storage resides in flash memory on the motherboard.

By making the drive part of a system’s core architecture — instead of a peripheral device — data I/O performance could initially double, quadruple or more, according to Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at market research firm In-Stat.

“Instead of using a SATA interface, let’s break that and instead of making it look like a disk drive, let’s make it look like part of the memory hierarchy,” McGregor said. “Obviously, if you break down that interface, you get more performance.”

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