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Samsung expects 512GB SSDs to cost the same as a 1TB HDD in 2020

Samsung expects 512GB SSDs to cost the same as a 1TB HDD in 2020

Samsung expects 512GB SSDs to cost the same as a 1TB HDD in 2020

Samsung expects 512GB SSDs to cost the same as a 1TB HDD in 2020

 

Samsung now expects 512GB SSDs to cost the same as a 1TB HDD in 2020, promising price reductions of over 50% over the 3-4 years.

Since 2012 Samsung has already decreased the price of their 512GB SSDs by 69%, reducing the cost/GB from $1.17 per GB to just $0.36 per GB. Right now it is expected that 256GB SSDs will hit price parity with 1TB HDDs between 2017 and 2018. 

  Samsung expects 512GB SSDs to cost the same as a 1TB HDD in 2020

 

The SSD market has been growing market for Samsung over the past few years, with sales increasing by over 50% over the past 5-years, which is a growth rate that is almost 3x larger than that of the smartphone market. 

Samsung expects the SSD market to continue to grow, hoping to ship 23 million units in 2018, a growth of 236% in two years. 

  Samsung expects 512GB SSDs to cost the same as a 1TB HDD in 2020  

With SSD consuming less power, producing less noise and offering more reliability than HDDs it is easy to see why system integrators plan on moving to SSD storage in the future, especially given how few consumers require more than 512GB of storage in mainstream laptops and desktops.  

While traditional hard drives will continue to deliver the greatest amount of storage per unit cost, SSDs are superior in almost every other way, making their recent price reductions highly significant. 

 

You can join the discussion on Samsung's expectations for the SSD market on the OC3D Forums

 

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26-09-2016, 06:36:57

Greenback
A little hicup here
"With SSD consuming less power, producing less noise and offering more reliability than SSDs "

By the time 1TB SSD's get down in price I'll be to old and slow to care Quote

26-09-2016, 06:40:15

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
A little hicup here
"With SSD consuming less power, producing less noise and offering more reliability than SSDs "

By the time 1TB SSD's get down in price I'll be to old and slow to care
Fixed.

Yeah, it will be interesting to see what HDD makers will do moving forward. Western Digital has already purchased Sandisk, so I guess that is their plan.Quote

26-09-2016, 06:49:28

Greenback
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Fixed.

Yeah, it will be interesting to see what HDD makers will do moving forward. Western Digital has already purchased Sandisk, so I guess that is their plan.
it will be along time b4 HDD's are not needed, you will need 1-2 TB SSD's to be down below the £100 and by then you could be seeing 4TB HDD's at the same price. The way games are going up in size it will not be long before a 1TB isn't enough for game storageQuote

26-09-2016, 06:56:10

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
it will be along time b4 HDD's are not needed, you will need 1-2 TB SSD's to be down below the £100 and by then you could be seeing 4TB HDD's at the same price. The way games are going up in size it will not be long before a 1TB isn't enough for game storage
Aye, it will be a long time before HDDs die out. Even if what Samsung says is true HDDs will still offer 2x the capacity of a similarly priced SSD in 2020.Quote

26-09-2016, 10:42:42

Mowgli2909
I have a Samsung Evo 120 in an old AMD set up with an external USB 3 2TB HDD. In my latest set up which is Intel Skylake based, I have 2 x Samsung 950 Pro NVMe M.2 512Gb plus an external 2TB HDD which I use for back up only. I have all that I need, and no, I won't be tempted to buy the Samsung 960 Pro ! SSD's have been getting cheaper for a long time now and as for NVMe M.2 well the price did drop, I picked up one on Amazon for £240 six months ago but it would seem that they have now risen to £280-£290.Quote
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