Re: Flash Array is the Trend
SSD pricing is a bit of an urban myth today. When we see comparisons, they are of top-line "Enterprise" SSD and bulk HDD. ($2000 versus $65 per terabyte).
What this ignores is that there are 1 TB SSD hitting the market for ;ess than the cost of the Enterprise HDD that they will replace. These aren't as fast as the race-car drives at the high prices, but they outperform the Enterprise HDD by around 100x or more.
These SSD are good enough for a lot of Enterprise usage, even if they have a shorter wear life. This problem can be overcome by limiting the drive to say 80 percent capacity - that's a major part of how the enterprise drives achieve longer wear life.
SSD prices are likely to drop further in 2014 with new denser packaging bringing production costs down and increasing capacity. The first 4TB SSD was just announced, btw.