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SSDs are expected to overtake hard drives in notebooks by 2018

SSDs are expected to overtake hard drives in notebooks by 2018

SSDs are expected to overtake hard drives in notebooks by 2018

SSDs are expected to overtake hard drives in notebooks by 2018

 

SSDs are now expected to overtake hard drives in notebooks by 2018, owing their success to recent price decreases, reduced power consumption and increased reliability. 

Now SSDs with reasonably large capacities of 256GB and 512GB can be purchased for some fairly low prices, offering enough storage to satisfy most notebook users while providing increased speeds and give end users a more responsive system. 

SSDD adoption rates for notebooks are expected to hit 44% in 2017 and get as high as 56% in 2018, making SSDs more popular than HDDS in portable devices.   

SSDs are expected to overtake hard drives in notebooks by 2018

 

Aside from offering enhanced speeds and reduced power consumption modern SSD can save system integrators a lot of space, especially if they opt for a modern M.2 SSD or a directly soldered BGA solution. 

It is expected that the supply of SSDs will be constrained in the second half of this year due to increased demand from Notebook vendors, which could potentially cause a slight increase in SSD pricing. 

 

You can join the discussion on SSDs overtaking HDDS in the notebook market by 2018 on the OC3D Forums.

 

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31-08-2016, 07:35:48

Kushiro
About time this happened, there is pretty much no place for mech drives in notebooks anymore unless its for larger ones with an extra bay available to use as a storage drive. Even then..Quote

31-08-2016, 13:46:10

Kaapstad
I have not used a mechanical HD since 2010.

It is about time they disappeared from desktops too.Quote

31-08-2016, 14:47:15

lebel22
Recently upgraded my 5 year old HP Lappy with a new adata 128gb ssd. Apart from the Windows 7 updating (yawn) it breathed new & faster life in the old gal.Quote

31-08-2016, 15:56:30

NeverBackDown
Been all SSD since day one. Finally laptops catch upQuote

01-09-2016, 03:57:57

Daiyus
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaapstad View Post
I have not used a mechanical HD since 2010.

It is about time they disappeared from desktops too.
It's all about cost. I've got 3TB of mechanical storage in my PC for games plus 2TB to mechanical storage in a NAS for music and photographs. I am running an SSD boot drive in my rig that I got three years ago.

To replace the drive that has the most bottleneck, the 3TB, with an SSD would cost upwards of £1000 right now. Even if I accepted a loss of 1TB and went for 2TB of storage you're still looking upwards of £600.

I wish I could go with just SSD's, I really do, but it just isn't financially viable yet. I don't think we'll see SSD's come down to the point where larger drives are viable financially for at least five years yet.Quote
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