SanDisk is coming out with the Optimus MAX is a crazy amount of storage in a flash-based solid state drive: 4 TeraBytes!! All of this in a 2.5″ form factor. They are claiming sequential read/write speeds up to 400/400 MB/s and random read/write speeds of up to 75,000/15,000 IOPS! (Input/Output Operations Per Second)
This drive will be more geared toward data warehousing and online services as it has a read/write ratio of 90/10.
Can you imagine moving your traditional platter-based HDD (hard disk drive) infrastructures over to the superior SSD flash-based drives at crazy speeds, small form factor, along with these large sizes. This could trigger a major shift in the storage industry.