What a muppet - misleading claims
240 73GB drives? Even SCA drives aren't limited to 73GB. 2TB SAS drives ship in 3Q2009, which are 27 times more capacious than a 73GB drive..
If you take nine 2TB SAS drives (243 '73GB drives') vs nine SSD, take a wild guess which will have the vastly larger capacity and lower cost..
Obviously IOPS will be much higher on the SSD, but they very conveniently fail to mention the erase timing. How does it perform once the SSD is full and has to erase and then write data to continue?
They claim to have 'recycling' technology to fix this - what's the impact on longevity? Why aren't they using hardware compression backed with 1:1 storage - after all, anything that reduces the amount written and maintains the amount of spare flash is to be welcomed.