Friday, March 11, 2011
Posted by Danny Simmons in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 12:00 PM
"Two-figure pricing like that for laptop hard drives makes solid-state drives look like a luxury purchase by comparison. "HDD and NAND (flash memory) cost per gigabyte are destined to remain an order of magnitude apart for the foreseeable future. SSDs will remain from 10 to 20 times as expensive as HDDs of the same capacity," said Jim Handy, principal analyst at Objective Analysis, a firm that does semiconductor-related market research."
Solid state drives can give you great performance, if that is a high priority for you. But it won't come cheap, and you won't enjoy the larger capacity that hard drives can give you. Hard drive prices are expected to continue to drop. Let's hope that solid state drives can follow this trend as well. But for now, which is most important to you, the speed of solid state drives or the capacity and affordability of hard drives?