So how big is the gap between HDD and SSD going to get in the coming years?
Speaking at SEMI Members Day Tokyo on August 20, Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Company’s chief engineer Nobuo Hayasaka, predicts that hard drive capacities will reach at least 20TB by 2020. However, it’s possible they will double that to 40TB while retaining a 3.5-inch form factor. For SSDs, he paints a very different picture. Next year we can expect 32TB drives. By 2017 that will increase to 64TB, and in 2018 we’ll see 128TB drives hit the market. Beyond 2018 SSD capacity is expected to accelerate, meaning it won’t take a full year to get to 256TB and so on...Read More