Intel Says SSD Sales Are Not Picking Up Yet

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.

  • ahnilated
    Could this have to do with the Sandybridge fiasco and their worthless 22XX chipset causing BSOD's for like 6 months before they have a possible fix or a clue about the error?
  • sceen311
    Drop the price and you'll see Sales pick up.
  • wolfram23
    No kidding Intel. Why don't you ask Corsair and OCZ how they're doing, though? I bet it's a different story. Mainstream people want fast, and Sandforce is fast.
  • festa_freak
    I'm in the market for an SSD. I'm getting one on boxing day. Any suggestions in the ~$200 dollar price range?
  • classzero
    Reduce the production costs, reduce retail price, sales will pick up. I know I can not afford a 512 SSD.
  • surfer1337dude
    Im not willing to buy until the price drops from roughly $2/gb to around $.75-.50/gb...
  • hakesterman
    I just ordered my 240 GB Corsair SSD and can't wait to hook it up, almost everyone who has purchased it is Awed by it's lightning fast reads and writes. 12 second boot times and 3 second shutdowns and 10X faster loads on Office software. I can't wait to see how fast it loads up my Flight simulator. Hard to beat, Wish price would of allowed me to do it earlier. GO SSD.....
  • fomoz
    A year ago when I built a new PC I bought one SSD (120 GB) for $230 and four HDDs (5 TB total) for $280, so I spent a total of $510 on storage.

    Today, with the same budget for PC storage, the cheapest per GB SSD solution I can get for is a 300 GB Intel 320 (SATA II). Where am I going to put my torrents though?
  • Montezuma
    SSDs are far to high, even for the increased performance of the drives. The fact that I can purchase a 64GB USB flash drive for around $50 USD, when a 64GB SSD is $100 USD(at best), or more. I know that a SSD will transfer data faster, outside of the drive, but that does not explain why SSDs cost so much more.

    A 512GB SSD should be between $200 to $300, or even a little lower. Once SSDs start getting into that price point, then sales will greatly increase. I would be willing to buy three or four, to add to my two current drives.

    These companies are abusing this supposed hard drive "shortage" to try and push a far more expensive technology. It isn't working.
  • Thunderfox
    Who the hell names their son Stacy?