Bookmark and Share


Tight supply of hard disk drives will persist throughout the first half of next-year, which means that solid state drives’ chances to gain market share are increasing. But although SSDs will indisputably gain attach rate, they will not help to solve the issue of hard drives shortages.

“I think it will be pretty obvious, when you see the response by the industry, SSD attach rates will go up. They are at low-single digits [less than 5%] today so I do not expect that to be a huge aide in solving the shortages that are in the disk drive industry today,” said Brian Gladden, chief financial officer of Dell, during a conference call with financial analysts.

The biggest problem with SSDs is that they cost more than hard disk drives and therefore not a lot of end-users are willing to buy personal computers with solid-state drives instead of hard disk drives. Another issue is that by far not all PCs can adopt SSDs due to necessity of qualification and positioning of PCs.

What computer makers can do is to release systems where SSDs are installed by default and try to improve their popularity among end-users. For example ultra-thin systems as well as so-called ultra-books definitely take advantage of solid-state drives increase of their adoption will drive attach rates of SSDs.

“We will have an ultrabook that will be later out and will arrive late in the fiscal year,” added Mr. Gladden.

Tags: Dell, SSD, HDD, Business


Comments currently: 2
Discussion started: 11/17/11 09:03:27 PM
Latest comment: 11/17/11 10:24:24 PM
Expand all threads | Collapse all threads


It looks like now that HD suppliers have decided they will cash in and hold HD prices artificially high thru all of '12.

While this may increase SSD sales it will also increase SSD RMA's and user dissatisfaction when consumers need to update firmware, lose data, experience BSODs and end up RMA'ing the SSDs. Consumers are definitely taking it up the butt right now on HDs and SSDs.
0 0 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 11/17/11 09:03:27 PM]
- collapse thread

Well HDDs never have had issues with dying or needing firmware updates. *cough* Hitachi *cough* Seagate *cough cough*.
0 0 [Posted by: Klinky  | Date: 11/17/11 10:24:24 PM]


Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

10:48 pm | LG’s Unique Ultra-Wide Curved 34” Display Finally Hits the Market. LG 34UC97 Available in the U.S. and the U.K.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

12:52 pm | Lisa Su Appointed as New CEO of Advanced Micro Devices. Rory Read Steps Down, Lisa Su Becomes New CEO of AMD

Thursday, August 28, 2014

4:22 am | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

1:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

10:41 am | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture