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.
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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