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The Flash Storage Revolution Is Here

From Wired:

Samsung’s 16TB hard drive, by far the world’s largest. That is an eye-popping number, a large enough leap forward that it’s difficult to fully process. And the most exciting thing about that 16TB hard drive? It’s just a hint of what’s coming next…

While its size is impressive, it’s all the more astonishing for being a solid state drive—comprising flash memory chips

Source: The Flash Storage Revolution Is Here | WIRED

Very cool. Flash storage is still pricey, but if history is a guide that will be coming down soon. For a while it seemed like data storage was all going to the cloud. On the other hand there is something comforting knowing your data is in the  back closet isolated from dastardly hackers.

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