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The age of hard drives is over as Samsung cranks out consumer QLC SSDs

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Re: Ah, but

I'd not looked in a while, so I just totted up the prices and capacities of some SSDs and HDDs.

SSDs are now around the 16p/MB level (the 512MB drives are the sweet spot), up to about 22p/MB for the biggest ones (small ones are also poor value).

HDDs are down to 2p/MB (for 3/4TB drives) or about 3p/MB for very small/large drives.

So If Samsung think their new SSD is going to compete on capacity with hard drives, they're going to have to sell it for about 8-10 times less than their current generation of SSDs. That's unlikely, so the age of harddrives for bulk storage is still with us, and probably will be for a few years yet.

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