Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Seagate R&D article

This article in Wired is of interest because of its Pittsburgh connection and because of the implications of cheap, high capacity storage technologies.

In case you haven't noticed, there is a technology war of sorts going on between solid-state flash memory technologies and disk storage. Disk manufacturers have basically conceded the "low" end of the market to flash memory (<10 Gbit). Still disk storage is much cheaper on a per-Gbyte basis (~$0.40/Gbit) than flash (~$15/Gbit).

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