Originally Posted by DireLeon2010
Whoa! Memory manufacturers are making SSDs. Wonder what's gonna happen to WD and Seagate when SSD becomes mainstream?
They won't. I seriously doubt that they will ever be able to match the price of a mechanical hard drive. Right now the largest SSD's are about 1TB (that I know of) and they are going for over $3,000. Mechanical hard drives are up to 3TB's now, and those are going for about $230. For long term data storage on desktops and servers mechanical hard drives will remain the only viable option. The only place for SSD's will be for laptops and OS drives for desktops. WDC, Seagate, Hitachi, etc. have nothing to worry about. Samsung and WD are already doing both (although I don't know if WD is actually manufacturing their own). Toshiba makes both mechanical hard drives and memory so they will probably offer both in the near future as well. Seagate, Hitachi, etc. will all have more than enough time to get their SSD programs in place to compete with the others, but I just don't see that happening for a good 10 years.