SSD Shipments to Exceed HDD Shipments by 2021

Posted by Megalith 8:20 AM (CDT)

Thursday October 12, 2017

Leading statistics company Statista has published their projections for hard disk and solid-state disk shipment numbers worldwide from 2015 to 2021: assuming their analysis is accurate, there will be more SSDs than HDDs shipped by the turn of the decade.

Estimates suggest that shipments of HDDs will decline, falling to 395 million units shipped in 2017. SSD shipments are expected to increase to 190 million shipped units that same year. Currently, HDDs generally offer greater recording capacity, a better price per unit of storage, and a longer product lifetime, while SSDs are faster, generally more durable, and consume less power.