We think that cheaper SSDs are what will eventually drive the industry towards solid state storage as a de-facto standard. Here we see what makes the Onyx tick:

The PCB itself is dominated by flash memory chips. The controller is the largest single BGA in the picture.

Rear side of the PCB is empty.

The Elpida DRAM works as the drive’s cache.

Micron NAND flash chips onboard.

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