In both price
The charismatic CEO of OCZ technology Ryan M. Petersen has
told Fudzilla that he expects SSD to overtake mechanical drives in
in terms of price, capacity and of course performance.
The manufacturing roadmaps for SSD storage devices should
enable three to four bits per MCL cell in late 2011 or early 2012 and this
should be the point when SSD should catch up mechanical HDD drives in storage
and price.The performance is already on SSD side.
This is why Intel as well as OCZ are putting a lot of
effort into this market as if this turns to be right, mechanical drives might
become history in the next five to ten years.
Since SSDs are faster and have better shock resistant
mechanisms, they are more energy efficient and offer superior performance. Once their cost matches mechanical drives,
the whole storage industry will have to move to SSD.