RPM drives will be obsolete in...

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  1. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

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    What year do you think drives with moving parts will be almost entirely obsolete? (i.e. all drives in a computer, including boot drive, will be solid state).
     
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    considering flash memory is US$15 per GB which is $15 more than hard disks i would think manufactures wont be selling computers with stock flash SSDs for at least another 10 years. im guessing 2020. all users wont take flash seriously until it reaches a capacity of > 500 GB

    $7500 disks anyone?
     
  5. Roy macrumors 6502

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    The date I've heard bandied about is June 10, 2014. And, by the way, that happens to be a Tuesday.
     
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    ...yeah but what do the Mayans know? And did they use a 2.8 or 3.0 GHz Muddintosh to calculate?
     
  8. fernmeister macrumors regular

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    Obsolete - not before 2015. But, Apple might drop RPM drives in notebooks by 2011.
     
  9. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Only for the notebooks built in 2008 :rolleyes:
     
  10. macz1 macrumors 6502

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    if you double capacity and halve the price every year....
    I would say in 4 years SSD could be a very interesting option for higher-end applications
     
  11. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    What do you mean by "RPM drive"? That expression is pure nonsense. Are you saying that you have an RPM washing machine, an RPM mixer, a car with an RPM engine?

    What you mean is a "hard disk drive". You see, a drive with a _disk_ inside to store data, and not a flexible disk like a floppy disk or Bernoulli disk, but a _hard_ disk. That is the proper name for it. Anything else is nonsense.

    And the last time there was a battle between disk drives and solid state drives, the disk drives won. Extra points if you can find out which year and what technology lost.
     

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