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Originally Posted by jrl1357 View Post

Never!
Hard drives are fast -enough- for the majority of people so unless somehow ssds become the same proce compassity wise there is no way ssds will ever replace hdds, maybe here but not in the oem market.

That's like saying DDR2 RAM will never be replaced, even though they are fast enough for the majority of people.
post #12 of 27
I own an SSD, but I don't think it will be a lasting technology, at least not in its current form.

I think that both HDDs and SSDs will be replaced by memristor technology. Something that is as fast or faster than RAM that can store data without the wear factor of SSDs. In fact, we might just not need RAM at that point.
 
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post #13 of 27
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Only up until last year my college still used tape. It's not that uncommon.

this right, tape drives are still use for removable backup storage in alot of cases.. especially with large amounts of data smile.gif

as to the OP, i dont think SSDs will fully replace HDDs but we might see more SSD only based PCs in the future
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post #14 of 27
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That's like saying DDR2 RAM will never be replaced, even though they are fast enough for the majority of people.

yeah but ddr2 isnt that much cheaper then ddr3, sometimes more expensive now. where as ssds are MUCH more expensive then hdds. the average joe off the street cares more about compassity
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by jrl1357 View Post

yeah but ddr2 isnt that much cheaper then ddr3, sometimes more expensive now. where as ssds are MUCH more expensive then hdds. the average joe off the street cares more about compassity

Good Point =D
post #16 of 27
It's too soon the guesstimate this question. It could be 10 years it and could be 50 years. If we don't become extinct it will eventually be replaced though. Even stone archives were eventually replaced as the primary means of storing data (although still used for cultural things).

It will not likely be SSDs to replace the HDD anyway. But some other form of storage.
Edited by Phantom_Dave - 4/1/12 at 6:58pm
post #17 of 27
Flash can't scale down for long enough to get ahead of hard drives. In my opinion we'll see a new technology before hard drives are replaced as storage devices (ie lower price per gigabyte).
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That's like saying DDR2 RAM will never be replaced, even though they are fast enough for the majority of people.

No, it's not. DDR2 and DDR3 use the exact same technology. There are no similarities between magnetic platters of a HDD and the IC's inside a SSD.

When you see servers switching over to SSD's, I think it will be safe to assume HDD's are obsolete.
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When they are several terabytes, maybe in a 3.5" package, and when they are only a couple hundred dollars for sizes that large. I don't care what HDD tech they will come up with next. Solid state always takes over in electronics, except in the audio world where people still use vacuum tubes to amp their headphones (I'd like to hear it, though.)
 
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Hmm, never. Hard disks have proven their longevity for decades. SSD's will have to do the same, and I think they'll end up being a stepping stone to something better before that happens.

But as a consumer standard, coming preinstalled in all notebooks and home PC's... four years. wink.gif
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