Solid state drives to become cost-effective in 2009

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 20 2007 @ 08:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A U.S. analyst from J Gold Associates predicts that SSDs will become cost-effective for many enterprise users in 2009.
"By 2009/10, we believe the premium for SSDs will be under $200 (£101) per machine," Gold said. "Given total cost-of-ownership savings of $50 (£25) per machine and the additional potential benefits, we believe many companies will deploy SSDs within this time frame. Therefore, we believe most enterprises should plan on deploying SSDs to their mobile workforce, at least in higher-end machines, in the 2009/10 time frame."

Gold's report also predicts that a decline in the price of SSDs over the next two years will result from the emergence of "many additional suppliers" of the technology.

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