Shipments of SSDs Grew by more than 80 Percent
As Solid-state drives (SSDs) continued to outpace hard disk drive (HDD) sales by a wide margin last year these days they are even more popular, according to industry reports. A a storage industry publisher, Infostor claims that shipments of SSDs grew by 82 percent in 2013 to 57 million units. There is a 50 percent increase forecast this year with an expectation that shipments in 2017 will hit nearly 190 million units.
Infostor based its information on reports from IHS, a technology analysis and information provider. The SSD totals still are much smaller than the HDD market, which is huge, but slowing. Infostor reported HDD shipments of 444 million last year. That’s a 7 percent decline from the previous year. The forecast for 2017 annual sales is for another sharp falloff to 397 million units.
6 Billion More Net Connections
Sales of Internet-connected devices are expected to move past 6 billion per year in 2014, according to IHS. That’s a 6 percent rise from 2013 when 5.82 billion units were sold. The increase comes from sales of a wide variety of devices, including cellphones, tablets, computers, and computers, online gaming platforms, Internet-connected TVs and set-top boxes.
The improved growth this year, of the connected devices industry, marks the return of higher production as manufacturers deliver various connectivity equipment to users. The social media consumers demand always-on connectivity, it’s little surprise that makers will continue to turn out such devices to keep buyers engaged.
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