Randy Kerns was quoted for his thoughts on Pure Storage’s aim for a 300 TB SSDs.
The uptick in density could create a shift in the SSD and the more popular HDD markets. Some experts believe 300 TB SSDs will provide new justification for investing in the more expensive but more performant medium. But Randy Kerns, an analyst at Evaluator Group, said making a case against HDDs could still be tough, especially for customers primarily concerned with the bottom line.
“If you’re a customer and only worried about your acquisition cost, you go with what’s cheaper,” Kerns said.
While HDDs are less expensive than SSDs today, that could change by increasing the density of flash storage.