Solid-State Memory Will Kill HHDs - Lower Latency
HHD, or hybrid hard drive, disk storage is a technology that will generally give way to the simpler, more efficient SSD, or solid-state drive, form factor. Want proof? Seagate Technology, Western Digital, Samsung, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Micron Technology, SanDisk and LSI Logic are well into flash development as the next generation of processors begins to take shape. Some companies are working on advanced solid-state technologies such as Spansion and Virident Systems' EcoRAM. NAND flash memory forms the core of the removable USB storage devices known as USB flash drives and the Apple iPod and Apple iPhone. EMC, Dell and Sun Microsystems are among the first systems vendors to come out with optional solid-state drives for servers and storage arrays. Here's why SSD storage will kill HHD storage.