SSDs To Reach Price Parity With HDDs In 2016

When SSDs first hit the market they were around $8/GB, then it was a big deal when they hit the $1/GB mark. Today many of the SSDs that we reviewed recently can be found anywhere between $0.35 – $0.45/GB. According to a new report SSD pricing could become 1:1 with mechanical hard drives in late 2016. This would mean you could pick up a 4TB SSD for around $150.

OCZ Vector 180 480GB Solid State Drive

When this happens it will remove the last technical advantage of mechanical hard drives, which is more capacity for less.

Many vendors has promised very large capacity solid state drives by the end of the year, this is thanks to 3D NAND. Almost all SSD makers have 960GB or 1TB versions of at least one model of their drives. We do see 2TB SSDs, but they are mainly enterprise focused. This will soon change though, SanDisk has said that they expect to ship 8TB SSDs this year and 16TB next year!

When SSDs become the same price as mechanical hard drives it is going to be a no-brainer which drive to pick.

Source: HotHardware | News Archive

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