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SSDs still maturing, new memory tech still 10 years away

Agam Shah | Aug. 26, 2013
SSDs may be more expensive than hard drives, but are more flexible, attendees and speakers at Hot Chips said

But Flynn is already looking beyond SSD into future memory types.

"The faster it gets the better," Flynn said. "I'm excited about new, higher memories."

But SSDs will ultimately match hard drives on price, and the newer memory and storage forms will have to wait, said Huffman, who is also the chairperson for the NVM-Express organization, which is the protocol for current and future non-volatile memory plugging into the PCI-Express slot.

"Hard drives will become the next tape," Huffman said.



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