The boss of the controller-SSD The humble Phison presents a far - reaching vision in which drives SSD The 128GB and 256GB volumes will replace the mechanical drives on computers Mobile Finally - within a year or two from today
We all dream to one degree or another about the day that drives SSD Will eliminate the mechanical hard drives, and bring us a new and absolute standard of performance for the volume inside our computers. However, it seems that this day is still quite far away - even now, the drivesSSD The most advanced on the market offer a gigabyte cost that is 10 (or more) than the gigabyte cost of hard drives Traditional.
Despite this figure, there are those who believe that SSDs are on their way to becoming the new basic standard over the next two years - one of them is Kahan-Seng Pua, chairman of Taiwanese SSD controller Phison. To date, Phison's name has relied mainly on low-performance SSDs that have stood out from competing controllers from SandForce, Samsung, Intel, and Marvel, but the small company recently launched the The PS3110 controller Which grants (or at least purports to) deliver worthy and truly competitive performance While keeping the price tags winking and popular.
In an interview with Foa to the Taiwanese business website Digitimes He stated that he estimates SSDs between 128GB and 256GB will replace the hard drives in laptops during 2015 or 2016, largely thanks to the widespread adoption of TLC technology that allows three bits of information to be populated in each cell in NAND memory. The Phison PS3110 controller is its first which includes support In TLC memoirs, So that these are not ostensibly mere declarations to the air, but rather something based on assessments made by the manufacturer in advance.
The chairman said that a price of about $ 60 for a 256GB drive should be enough to convince most consumers to choose a flash drive over a mechanical drive - we are not really sure, but if we assume it is right, it seems that the vision is already here. , Since already during the operationsBlack Friday At the end of last month you could find (overseas) 240GB drives offered at a price of $ 75 and $ 80.
We certainly will not object to seeing drives SSD Offered in all types of laptops (and not just in ultrabooks with a luxurious look and luxury pricing accordingly), but if you ask us an equally important goal would be an early resignation from the infamous eMMC memories, which "impersonate" flash-like memories NAND But in practice they usually offer performance that is not far from that of hard drives.