SSD and hard drive prices are expected to reach the same level, since the costs of popular user SSDs have dropped considerably and annually. In 2017, these devices are predicted to have a price tag of an additional 11 pennies per-gigabyte compared to those of hard disks or HDDs. The rapidly shrinking costs have also led to the latest integration of modern SSDs in laptop computers.
In 2016, these components will be incorporated by producers in around 25% of their notebooks, according to the new reviews presented by the departments of tech research. Next year, laptop SSDs will be present in 5% more new consumer devices compared to 2015 and in 2017 SSDs will be in 40% of them, as these reports are predicting a significant evolution in the near future. These months represents the fourth consecutive quarter when SSD costs decrease has surpassed 10%.
However, despite their ever-growing popularity, the adoption curve will drop below the companies’ objectives for this year. Famous PC providers and retail suppliers are reticent about their SSD acquisitions due to the lower laptop that were registered in the last couple of years. Nevertheless, 256GB SSDs are predicted to reach equality in price tags with widely used HDDs next year, so the manufacturers’ adoption rate of SSD hardware for their business laptop branch will increase.
While SSD prices have decreased dramatically, HDD costs have not followed the same affordable path, making many users to choose the newer and better SSDs for their computerized systems. In the last three years, per GB costs for HDDs have been lowered with one cent each season, from 9 pennies in 2012 to only 6 cents in 2015. However, by 2017, HDDs price per-gigabyte is predicted to remain the same, at 6 pennies per GB.
Compared to this, in 2015 regular SSDs have been sold with an average price of 99 cents per GB. In the last couple of years, the cost decreased from almost 70 cent to lower than 40 cents per gigabyte, meaning that a normal 1TB SSD is now sold for around $400.
In 2016, SSD prices are expected to go under 25 cents per GB, while in 2017, they will probably get to only 15 cent per GB. This means that an average 1TB SSD would be sold with a price of $170. Regular SSD deliveries in the last three month, including shipping from retailing SSD segments, achieved an amount of 20 million units.
In retail SSD markets, direct suppliers were reticent while making their restocking because they expected regular NAND flash costs to go lower. As a result of this, the retail marketplaces’ total deliveries in the latest quarter were did not met the sellers and manufacturers’ expectations, increasing only a little during the last months.
The last weeks of the year are the traditional revenue period, both in the United States and European countries. The financial experts mentioned that, while Apple’s MacBook sales keep growing beating the other companies‘devices by a large margin, the laptop shipping growth would still be restricted by ongoing stock improvements. SSD adoption amount in the notebook market will reach almost 30 percent in the same interval.
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