Date Added: Nov 2010
Flash Solid State Drives (SSD) offer great advantages for computing in terms of performance, power consumption and compact size. However, as a replacement for Hard Disk Drives (HDD) it is difficult to compete on price in terms of memory storage per dollar. The need for low power and fast response will drive the penetration rates for SSDs, especially in the enterprise segment. The enterprise computing segments are most likely to justify the higher GB/$ of SSDs, but system designers and IT departments need to be convinced of the long term reliability of SSDs.