Texas: SSD will kill off standard disks in 10 years

An executive from Texas Memory Systems has claimed SSD will become mainstream within two-and-a-half years and kill off disk within a decade.

SSD technology

Many industry experts are nervous to put a time frame on when solid state disks (SSD) will dominate the market, but it appears Texas Memory Systems (TMS) does not have that problem.

Jamon Bowen, director of sales engineering and customer support at TMS, told IT PRO it will take about two-and-a-half years for the price point and adoption to take place.

"Unlike most people I actually do give a straight answer to this question [of time scale]," said Bowen during an interview at Storage Networking World (SNW) in Frankfurt.

"My projections is that if the historical price curve stays the same it will be two-and-a-half years until it levels," he said.

Bowen is slightly more modest with his predictions for the demise of the disk though.

"The change within two-and-a-half years will not be everything but within 10 years I think we will see everything going to SSD," he added.

TMS makes both RAM and Flash SSD, although Bowen admitted the majority of revenue now comes from the Flash-based technology.

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