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Re: SSDs have a 'bleak' future, researchers say That is all based upon present material science, fab process, and the related physics.
The semi-con industry has faced "brick walls" before, and the way that devices are made has changed and adapted.
Leakage flow has been an issue for a while now, and the industry keeps making strides.
Good science isn't based on assumptions purely on the status quo. I know, I've personally struggled with scientists that would insist something can't be because the state of the art indicated it couldn't, nevertheless, my personal research and data proved otherwise.
Look at the changes that have happened to the lithographic process.
SSDs don't have to run on the current state of the art NAND, anyways. 5 years from now who knows what fabs can produce.
I think this science team have myopia. Having worked with such people, I know that it happens.
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I have to agree. SSDs have a bleak future using current production and technologies. Then again, if the current production/technologies didn't limit them, they wouldn't be limited to what they are. (why else would OCZ not be pumping out 3Gb models?)
Similar arguments were made several years ago about the CPU clock ceiling. Manufacturers just figured out a better production method.