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SSDs might overtake hard drives in laptops by 2018

These days, any system worth its salt should probably include an SSD, whether it be just for booting or general storage. However, when it comes to laptops, a lot of vendors do still use traditional hard drives for many cheaper models. However, that could change fairly soon, as market researchers claim that SSD adoption by laptop makers may exceed 33 percent by the end of 2016, and overtake hard drives by 2018.

The prediction was made by DRAMeXchange, a market research firm, whose statistics show that in 2015, SSDs could be found in 25 percent of notebooks globally, by the end of 2016, this should rise to 33 percent and then, by 2018, SSDs may be found in the majority of laptops around the world.


Obviously switching over to SSDs will bring plenty of benefits, like faster boot times. Some SSDs, like M.2 drives can also help save on space, allowing for much thinner designs. Whether or not SSDs will surpass HDDs in notebooks by 2018 is hard to predict but things are certainly pushing in that direction given the stats we have currently.

The report does note that SSD supplies could be tight during the second half of this year but still maintains that SSD market share in laptops should hit around 33 percent.

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KitGuru Says: Personally, I wouldn’t want to buy a laptop without an SSD these days. However, given how much cheaper HDDs still are, I can see why they are still the more popular choice amongst laptop makers. How many of you guys currently own a laptop? Do you think laptop makers should start phasing out traditional HDDs in favour of SSDs? 

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