Solid-state storage drives offer improved performance and reliability over traditional spinning hard drives, but they aren’t cheap for vendors. That’s why the new ultrabook prices are so high. However, the current generation of solid-state drives are cheaper than ever before, with several companies offering drives lower than a dollar-per-gigabyte. That’s great news.
This is according to a study from The Tech Report, who analyzed pricing data compiled by Camelegg from early 2011 through June 2012. They found that the average price of flash storage drives has fallen by 48% over the past year alone.
Here’s some more good news. If the current pricing trend of solid-state drives continues, ultrabook prices may finally drop to a more reasonable level. Let’s hope so. We always want faster and more reliable, but we want it reasonably priced too.
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