[QUOTE=tmc8080;2736779]SSD has got a LOOONG way to go in price cuts to get anywhere near threatening HDD market share. While I give credit for their R&D on the higher capacities & speed… they seem to keep that 10x price ratio firmly entrenched…
compare: 1tb hdd average street price $40 - $55. average SSD 1tb drive ~$400
Let’s say 1tb ssd costs ~$85 to make the drive in volume (today)… the fair market retail should be $250 - $300… not $400. until they cut out all that greed and shorten the sinkhole where mainstream demand would be… all they’ll really sell is maybe 250k (1tb+ ssd, not including hybrids)all year while hdd makers will sell millions of drive a year. pricing is a big factor.[/QUOTE]
That’s the crutch of the problem now if one can buy a 3tb SSD for the same price as 3tb HDD they will fly off the shelves without advertisements for SSD. Now a 8tb SSD at HDD prices that will rock my day.