I know its a silly question, but would anyone dare put a ballpark figure on it? Would solve a lot of high performance computing problems we are facing at the minute, especially if the price was on par with traditional hard disks.
Please discuss away, I find I can learn a lot just by watching you guys discuss things like this. =)
Though, I'm not sure whether they actually made it to the commercial market or just hidden themselves inside the corporate world
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As someone else pointed out, you can get 5TB SSD these days.
If what you're really asking is when will the price of SSD be on par with HDD, the answer is likely to be "never." Sure the price of SSD is dropping, but so is the price of HDD. There will always be a big price gap between the 2.
Note that when I talk about "price" here, I'm talking about $/Byte as the measure. In terms of $/IOPS, SSD is already hundreds of times *cheaper* than HDD.
Man that MRAM seems awesome. But the tech industry is fraught with examples of great tech that never got commercialised because of business reasons. MRAM seems to be suffering the same fate. Flash memory and DRAM is a lot less riskier for manufacturers to make than MRAM so that is what is holding its production back.
I look forward to the day I can get a 2TB SSD to fit in my MacBook Pro I think I might need something newer then SATA II to handle its goodness! But I hope to start seeing this in the next year or two in the market for a reasonable price, say under $200 USD.