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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.

Published Sun, Jan 19 2014 6:11 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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.

Solid state drives grow in popularity, price might not drop in 2014 | TweakTown.com

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.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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