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SSD's and moore's law

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  1. james888

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    Does moors law hold true for ssd's?
    What do we expect to see in next gen, and next next gen ssd's?
    Will there be a point where ssd's are faster than neccessary?
    If so will the begin to focus on efficiency, or what?

    I am just curious and google didn't bring me much.
     
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    Thanks. Thought thread has died too. That answers my long term questions. What about next gen ssd's. What can we expect in speeds for them? Will that extra speed even be utilized when we are already getting 6 second startup times?
     
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    Its the databases that take real advantage of SSD technology. OS built to utilize the full potential of IOPS are yet to come IMHO.
     
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    The reason os's don't utilize hdd/ssd to their fullest is due to the fact that they have this amazing fast access stuff sitting right next to the cpu called..RAM. Only once ssd technology and bandwidth can mirror ram will there ever be a need for an os's to rely on ssd vs ram. While ssd's are fast they aren't even close to ram latency and bandwidth.

    As an example find any review that compares a ramdisk to a ssd. The difference is even greater than the difference between a hdd and a ssd.

    http://fiehnlab.ucdavis.edu/staff/kind/Collector/Benchmark/RamDisk/ramdisk-benchmarks.pdf

    And yes, Moores law does hold true, however it also holds true for RAM.
     
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    Moore's law applies to any semiconductor technology, in some way.

    SSDs are already reaching the point where consumer applications don't benefit from higher speeds. So I guess it will be higher capacity at lower price. Maybe some vendors do some higher reliability thing. But that's all I can see happening in the next few years. Power consumption and power efficiency seem to be non-issues at this time, but again, space for some niche products
     
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