Sales of enterprise solid state disks are expected to grow by almost 90 percent per year between now and 2015, from 150,000 units this year to over 4.1 million disks in 2015.
Enterprise SSD revenues, which should reach $510m in 2010, will grow at a 55 per cent average annual rate to reach $3.8bn by 2015. There will be a steep price decline in the SSD market driven by NAND price falls and a move from single-level cell (SLC) to multi-level cell (MLC) flash, driven by a maturing of SSD controller technology. The large DRAM buffer seen in current enterprise SSDs and the common over-provisioning will both shrink, further reducing costs.
Serial Attached SCSI interface SSDs will outship Fibre Channel interface ones before Peripheral Component Interconnect Express drives take over.