Intel Says SSD Sales Are Not Picking Up Yet
Common sense suggests that SSDs should have a great opportunity to reach more buyers once the current HDD shortage reaches through to the consumer with full force.
So far, however, there is not much acceleration to notice in the SSD market, says Intel. Intel's Stacy Smith stated that there has not been a "big uptake" yet, even if he expects that to happen eventually.
At this point it appears as Intel is pinning its SSD hopes much more on ultrabooks, which will have a form factor that will favor SSDs over hard drives, as long as hard drive vendors won't come up with thinner hard drives that would fit nicely inside thin designs. If ultrabooks have as much opportunity as Intel claims, it is rather unlikely that HDD vendors will not take a shot at that market as well, once the supply situation has recovered.
TechEye reported that SSDs are getting cheaper while HDD prices climb. At least in European outlets, 70 percent of the 50 most popular SSDs saw their prices drop in October and November.