corsairssd SSD sales to reach record high in 2012

SSD sales are expected to reach a record high this year, following on from a phenomenal year of growth in 2011, according to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC).

SSD sales are expected to reach a record high this year, following on from a phenomenal year of growth in 2011, according to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC).

 
In 2010 SSD revenue was at $2.4 billion, but that figure increased by 105 percent to $5 billion in 2011, and is set to rise further over the next few years.
 
Shipments of SSDs are expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 51.5 percent between 2010 and 2015.
 
There are a number of reasons why SSD sales are booming, including technology advancements like the impending release of Windows 8, changing dynamics within the PC industry like the growth of tablet computers and ultrabooks, new enterprise server and storage architectures, and the shortage of Hard Disk Drives caused by flooding in Thailand, which is expected to continue to affect HDD supply in the first half of 2012.
 
corsairssd SSD sales to reach record high in 2012
 
“2011 was a record year for the worldwide SSD market, with revenue more than doubling year over year due to strong SSD shipment growth in the enterprise and client segments,” said Jeff Janukowicz, research director of SSD and HDD Components at IDC. “The increasing use of flash in enterprise solutions, explosive growth of mobile client devices, and lower SSD pricing is creating a perfect storm for increased SSD shipments and revenue over our forecast.”
 
IDC believes that SSD prices will drop below the pivotal $1/GB mark in the second half of the year, supporting similar findings from other research firms. This will help alleviate current high prices, which is the primary obstacle to SSD adoption.