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The debate rages about just how expensive flash storage is compared to performance-intensive hard disk drives (15K RPM HDDs). When purchased for use in All Flash Arrays (AFAs), many vendors are charging (list price) in the range of $5/GB for raw flash capacity. Meanwhile, 15K RPM HDDs intended for use with enterprise-class storage arrays are in the $.80/GB range or so. To purchasing agents in enterprises, it seems clear that flash is still way more expensive, right?

Wrong. In fact...


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