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Analyst: NAND flash market to grow 16% in 2011

11/29/2010 04:58 PM EST
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jamesdborden
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re: Analyst: NAND flash market to grow 16% in 2011
jamesdborden   3/8/2011 9:59:02 PM
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A significant factor is cost. NAND is about 20x more expensive than conventional HDDs. NAND certainly is capable of the right level of performance, but could only be deployed for "Hot I/Os". However, actually managing a subsystem with flash-based and HDD storage is difficult. A number of enterprise solutions exists that help on this, and they are gradually getting traction. But, for the foreseeable future HDDs will likely dominate in GBs installed. And not all SSDs and flash-based solutions are the same, which can impact their success also.

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BalaLak   11/30/2010 8:49:35 AM
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Perhaps NAND flash is not good enough for enterprise storage, in terms of speed & performance (QoS). Can some storage expert chime in?

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docdivakar   11/30/2010 12:06:17 AM
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@Peter Clarke: If tablet computers and smartphones are the two main drivers, how about SSD's in other markets like enterprise & data center storage? It would seem that the pricing NAND pressure created by consumer appliances like tablets would also make solid state storage devices attractive for these B2B markets for NAND flash. Any thoughts? Dr. MP Divakar

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