Research firm Gartner found that sales of solid state disks more than tripled over the last year thanks to the fast growth of ultrathin laptops, ultrabooks and tablets. A total of 5.9 million units were shipped in Q1 2013, up from 1.9 million units in Q1 2012.
SSDs also made an impact in the tablet sector IHS said, with shipments hitting 1.6 million units, also tripling the figures from the same period last year where sales were recorded at just 542,000 units.
"SSD shipments were up in virtually every segment where the electronic disks with no moving mechanical parts are used," IHS said.
"SSD deployment rose not only in the enterprise segment governing business, but also staged strong gains in the various non-enterprise fields covering desktop PCs, notebook PCs and the industrial market for applications such as aerospace, automotive and medical electronics."