SSD Adoption and the decline of HDD.


SSD's are beginning to overtake the use of HDD storage units. It is important to recognize this phenomenon and understand why it is happening. In the near future SSD's will most likely be as neccesary as hard drives are today. The unique features solid state drives have make solid state storage devices the next step for storage in servers and personal comp uters. Factors such as low price, reliabilty, and speed foster this change.


This technical brief aims to identify the causes of wide spread SSD adoption and the specific advantages solid state drives have over similar storage drives. This brief also attem pts to specify unique features that solid state drives have and potential solid state drive uses.