Violin Memory has introduced a 40TB capacity flash memory array for enterprises that uses multi-level cell (MLC) NAND and costs less than $16 per GB. MLC flash, which uses 2-bits per cell in this application, is slower and cheaper than the single-level cell (SLC) flash used in most enterprise flash drives, such as those from …
That's $15,000/TB. Or $600,000 for 40 TB.
Using OCZ vortex2 240GB drives would cost less than a fifth of that.
The downside of course is having 160 disks lying around.
160 disks or $450,000 in the pocket? Mmmmm