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Solid state drives grow in popularity, price might not drop in 2014

SSDs, especially in mobile devices, are becoming more popular - but prices are still relatively high

| SSDs News | Posted: Jan 20, 2014 12:11 am

The benefit of solid state drives and flash storage continue to intrigue consumers and business users, but consumers can still expect to see small storage capacities and relatively high prices, according to market research group Objective Analysis. Consumers can expect to pay around 75 cents per gigabyte for SSD, with manufacturers expected to see the best success with 200GB SSDs.

 

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SanDisk, which expects SSDs to make up 25 percent of the company's corporate revenue before the end of the year, said pricing should stabilize.

 

SSD read and write speeds continue to increase - and consumers are becoming more familiar with the flash-based storage - but cost and smaller storage capacity may lead consumers to choose traditional hard disk drives. SSD performance still outpaces HDD, but price issues and low storage capacities may prevent consumers from purchasing SSDs for their own hardware upgrades.

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