Oct 15 2009, 05:00 AM
The well-known Steve Vozniak, now working for Fusion-IO, a company manufacturing high performance SSD PCI Express units, holds a strange position as scientific adviser. He gave his thoughts on the future of the storage market. As one would have expected, he thinks that PCI Express solution have many more advantages than SATA solutions, and the first one should become much more popular in a near future as their bus is much faster than the current SATA format now well consider as the bottleneck for SSD.
Surprisingly, when talking about the future of storage, he does not think that SSD will completely overtake disk-based HD as they will keep holding a huge advantage in term of price/capacity over SSDs. But for many usage, SSD will be replacing HD in many devices such as netbooks or notebooks. A 64 GB SSD is now almost at the same price than a disc-based HD with similar storage space.
Woz has a rather unexpected vision of SSDs in corporates. He expects SSD to be used for speeding transfer speed while the massive storage units will still be based on disc-HDs, as this large amount of data will only be rarely accessed so there is not need to use more expensive storage technology.
By linathael, original by Lionel