Sunday September 13, 2015

Seagate: SSDs Will Never Match Per-Gigabyte Costs Of HDDs

While Seagate could be right and SSDs will never be as affordable as HDDs, even high-capacity SSDs should be reasonably priced in the future.

Prices of solid-state drives have declined dramatically in the recent years because NAND flash got significantly cheaper as a result of numerous technological breakthroughs and tough competition between several players. SanDisk Corp. and Toshiba Corp. predict that by 2020 the cost of non-volatile memory will decline so significantly that enterprise-class SSDs will match prices of enterprise-class hard disk drives in terms of per-gigabyte price. Seagate strongly disagrees with this prediction.