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The rise of SSDs over hard drives, debunked

Lucas Mearian | June 24, 2015
In spite of a recent report to the contrary, solid-state drives (SSDs) will not surpass hard disk drives (HDDs) in either price or capacity any time soon, according to industry analysts.

SSDs are, however, expected to dominate HDDs in laptops and desktops, but that isn't expected to happen for years. At the end of last year, SSDs were only in about 15 percent of new notebooks. By 2019, SSDs are expected to be in about 56 percent of notebooks and desktops. Around that same time, SSDs will cost computer makers about $45 for a 256GB drive, according to Unsworth.

"That's when the market will see some major shifts," Unsworth said in an email reply to Computerworld.

 

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