The retail price for 256GB and 512GB SSDs has been dropping at a linear rate since 2010. In comparison, HDD pricing and new technology introductions have been stagnant. The HDD industry’s highest capacity in a 2.5″ 2-disk configuration has been the same 1TB for the last 3+ years. If SSD pricing continued to fall at the same rate, then mathematically SSDs would match HDD pricing by mid to late 2013; however, a recent up-tick in SSD pricing […] is expected to delay the intercept into 2014 or beyond.
Exciting news… but as with all predictions, this one is hard to get right, and as the prices of the two kinds of HD come closer, there will be new factors influencing the pricing that aren’t relevant to today’s curves. That said – I’m looking forward to SSD being cheap!