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

phuzz Silver badge

Of course, if the cost of making an SSD suddenly drops by half

Currently SSDs are eight to ten times more expensive per GB than harddrives, so the cost of making an SSD is going to have to drop by more than half.

Of course, SSDs are fast, quieter, smaller, and use less power, so I don't think the price will have to reach parity with hardrives for them to totally take over. Perhaps when an SSD is only twice the price of an equivalently sized harddrive?

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