Information from the market research group TrendForce makes it clear that mechanical drives are still very relevant on laptops,SSD Reduce the time, and record rate
Have you ever wondered how close we are to the day when mechanical drives become a rare sight and kind of weird bird in the computer market landscape? New reporting Of the DRAMeXchange Group sheds light on the matter, especially for the world of laptops.
According to the information presented to us,SSD For manufacturers and components of laptops, this year has reached an unprecedented attractiveness - about $ 50 on average for a 128GB drive, and only about $ 90 for a 256GB drive.
These are prices that are significantly higher than those that private consumers are asked to pay, and given that most players continue to cut very fine coupons on switching between a mechanical drive and a flash memory drive, SSD In devices is becoming an increasingly lucrative business for companies - so it is not surprising to see an estimate that the number of laptops that will include drives SSD Will jump from about 30 percent expected in 2015, to 42 percent next year - and no less than 56 percent in 2017.
If that were not enough, the expected rapid adoption To TLC technologies And the NAND Three-dimensional Which will go into high gear starting next year should help to significantly lower SSD prices for manufacturers, and later also for consumers themselves, while NVME technology,M.2, SATA Express And U.2 The latter are supposed to make these products much faster and more cost efficient, in a way that will make the gaps in the mechanical drives even bigger than they are now and will be pushed into the emerging revolution.
While on desktop computers it seems that the high and low storage volumes of hard drives will be relevant in the future, it seems that in the mobile computing market the mindset is slightly different. The gaps in prices and volumes between HDD andSSD They are much more limited, the savings in power and physical space play a significant role - and bottom line, it seems that by the end of the current decade mechanical drives may become a rare sight in the sector, which will be reserved only for the cheapest systems imaginable, and large laptops And advanced which will combine hard drives and drives SSD For an array of volume and performance on the other side of the scale.
Is your laptop based SSD, an old and good mechanical drive or maybe Hybrid drive Which purports to combine the best of all worlds? Tell us in comments!