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Mar032015

Datacenter SSDs cross over the price/Gb Barrier

This is a bit of a head scratcher. Samsung’s latest datacenter SSD lineup is now in the same price range as comparable enterprise SAS drives.

According to the documentation, the high endurance models are good for 10 drive writes per day over the 5 year guarantee. The kicker? I just found this drive for 670€ on amazon.fr all taxes in.

Wow.

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Reader Comments (2)

Erik,
I agree with you. HDD/Flash comparison doesn't make sense any longer when it comes to IOPS and 10K/2,5" disks .

But using the $/GB matrics is partially wrong. Disk is still much cheaper if we are looking for capacity.

An HGST 4TB 3.5" 7.2K disk costs €150 to the reseller (I've checked this morning, and you can get much better pricing if you order in quantities). In any case, this price makes the $/GB €0,037.
And it can be much better than that if you use consumer grade disks (+ erasure coding)...

ciao,
Enrico

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEnrico Signoretti

@enrico I agree that for a pure volume play, these SSDs are still way more expensive, but as a replacement for the current "tier-1" SAS type drives, this takes away all of the interest. I'm seeing the market move to a two tier storage with SSDs on top, followed by very high density disk underneath. The current middle range of 10K & 15K drives can't compete with the SSDs on performance or the NL-SAS on capacity.

March 6, 2015 | Registered CommenterErik

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