Expect more PCIe solid state drives and cheaper TLC-based units next year

By Shawn Knight · 4 replies
Dec 17, 2013
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  1. PCI Express solid state drives are expected to become the storage option of choice for high-end systems next year according to market research firm TrendForce. The company’s DRAMeXchange division also believes we will see more three-bit TLC flash-based drives hit...

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  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,019   +661

    I remember how neat it was to install a 2 MB RAM expansion card (16 bit ISA) on my '286. Cost about the same as this ($600-$700) - of course that was in 1986 dollars.

    I've been thinking about SSD, but my wish would be for a 64GB RAM Drive - long way from 2MB.
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  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    Can it automatically migrate data from perfocards? If yes, it might be time for an upgrade...
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  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Too bad RAM price trends are going in the completely opposite direction.
  5. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon TS Addict Posts: 161   +51


    But RAM is still cheap. 16GB is only $130-140 for DDR3-1866 or DDR3-2133. I bought my SSD at of $0.50 per GB in 2012. Fast forward more than 1 year and I cannot really get a fast SSD for less than this. You would think the prices of flash memory would drop 40-50% every 12 months or you could buy 40-50% more capacity for the same price and it isn't happening. By next year, we should be able to buy a 250GB SSD for $100 and 512GB for $200.

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