Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Phil.Gillaspy
User Rank
Author
re: solid state drives expand in computing
Phil.Gillaspy   8/28/2012 7:19:17 PM
NO RATINGS
The one sure prediction for memory is, if you make it, we will fill it.

Duane Benson
User Rank
Author
re: solid state drives expand in computing
Duane Benson   8/24/2012 2:07:06 AM
NO RATINGS
I think that the only accurate prediction relative to memory (processing memory and storage) is that people will want as much as they can reasonably afford to buy. There are a lot of different definitions of what "inexpensive" is, but everyone knows what a bigger number is. If 500GB costs the same as 750GB, the manufacturer will sell the 750 because it has a bigger number. And software folks will find ways to fill it up.

AlPothoof
User Rank
Author
re: solid state drives expand in computing
AlPothoof   8/23/2012 10:45:30 PM
NO RATINGS
"120GB are about all you need to service the average PC today." And 640K is all the memory the PC will need, too. Seriously, I know the next version of Microsoft Office stores data in the cloud by default and my son likes that (he's a student and most of what he does needs to be sent to professors) but I don't and the companies I work with like it even less. So most of our data will be kept locally even if not directly on the PC. But, hey, I've probably got more than 120MB of programs in my Program Files directory. And then there's the size of the operating system itself...

Bert22306
User Rank
Author
re: solid state drives expand in computing
Bert22306   8/23/2012 8:01:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, but I think this could be a little misleading. Consumption is easily going to outpace storage, simply because a lot of what goes across the wire or the ether is never stored, and not meant to be. The most obvious examples are any form of streaming media, or for that matter, broadcast radio and TV that preceded Internet streaming. All those "bits" of information sent to millions or billions of households were never stored, and still aren't now with streaming media. But also consider just filling out forms on some "cloud server." Like, your bank, or your lawn service. The packets flowing back and forth between client and server mostly bounce the same information back and forth, only storing at the server a few entries the client sends in. Just think about regular old face to face conversations. Imagine if they were quantified as bytes. I suppose some of them are stored in our brains, but most of them simply drift off to never-never land.



Most Recent Comments
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Martin Rowe

Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Martin Rowe
2 comments
Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

Max Maxfield

Awesome 3D Electronic Sculptures
Max Maxfield
13 comments
I recently received an email from someone we'll call Martin (because that's his name). Martin's message was short and sweet. In its entirety it read: "You need to see this!"

Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor

Add USB Battery Charging Protocols to an Android-Based Design
Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor
Post a comment
Editorial Note: Excerpted from Unboxing Android: A hands on approach with real world examples, by Rajaram Regupathy, the author takes you through the process incorporating effective power ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll