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Using SSDs in All PCs Makes Cents

Published: 20 October 2016

ID: G00298045

Analyst(s): Joseph Unsworth , Stephen Kleynhans


Solid-state drives are poised to be used across all PCs using sub-1TB of local storage. This research offers computing procurement leaders guidance on pricing and technology timelines for current and future purchasing decisions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine Local Storage Requirements by Each Enterprise User Constituency for the Next Three to Five Years, and Align Deployment With SSD Acquisition Costs
  • Analyze Potential Gains From SSD TCO to Justify the Acquisition Cost Premium Compared With HDD Technology
  • Deploy Only SSDs From Leading Providers That Have Consistent Performance and Reliability, Supported by Warranties, Enterprise Features and Technology Leadership
  • SSD Deployments Should Coincide With the Latest OS Refresh to Ensure Full Performance and Reliability Optimization

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