Lots of Spin Left for Hard Drives | EE Times

“There are a lot of people who say the whole world is going to move to flash but, you know, I’m not one of them,” said Jim Handy, principal analyst of Objective Analysis.

“There’s still a very good place for hard drives in what they call ‘cheap and deep’ storage.” And as much as flash has come down in price to be less of a premium media, there’s still a 10-to-1 gap between NAND flash and hard disk drive prices, he noted. “That is not going to go away.”

In the meantime, the line between storage and memory continues to blur as the number of tiers in the storage hierarchy has expanded.

Source: Lots of Spin Left for Hard Drives | EE Times

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