Re: Ah, but
What’s wrong with home NAS or cloud? *Somebody* has to have the HDDs, but it doesn’t have to be in the iPad.....
Sure, but as a consumer (the article is specifically not about enterprise gear), when you're looking for a storage medium for your archives, where speed and IOPs don't matter much, are you going to pick up some 1TB spinners for ~£35 or a 1TB SSD for £180?
Once the SSD price is down to maybe £70 for 1TB (ie only twice the spinning rust), then people will start using them more for bulk storage.
(Or take the middle road and combine harddrives with an SSD cache, but we're getting above a normal consumer level then)