Press Release

NAND Flash Memory Sees Unprecedented Cost Reductions in Last Few Years

April 8th, 2010

Global Information, Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "SSD Innovations" by Forward Insights.

According to Forward Insights, "The next frontier for NAND flash memory is as a hard disk drive replacement or an additional tier in the storage hierarchy." Over the last few years, record reductions in the prices of NAND flash memories have nearly wiped out 1.4" floppy disks and 35mm film altogether. First generation flash memory storage systems are low cost, low capacity, and mostly removable, such as Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash drives and Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. Due to environmental concerns and efforts to reduce Total Cost of Ownership, which is heavily impacted by electricity and cooling costs, the traditional focus on performance in computing and storage farms has evolved to incorporate power savings and green technologies as well. Consumer applications for solid state storage in the computing environment is surrounded by considerably different priorities. Different workloads and environmental conditions are primarily driving these various application priorities in the solid state storage market. "To satisfy these conditions, the type of memory used  SLC versus MLC and system level management of wear leveling, garbage collection, FTL, ECC, and security are key design considerations," says Forwards Insights. This report features major solid state drive (SSD) industry players including FusionIO, Pliant, Sandforce, Intel, STEC, and SanDisk.

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