The HDD’s era is almost over, as equipping your gear with an SSD instead is a much better choice. But besides the fact that SSD’s grant much faster speeds, they will even become more affordable than ever.
TrendForce, an analyst firm focused on the storage market, forecasts a 10% drop in the average selling price of NAND flash for the final quarter of 2020. The estimate for SSDs during the final quarter of the year is that the ASP of enterprise solid-state drives will drop by 10% to 15%. This will happen due to weakening demand from server manufacturers.
Gamers can already be happy
We’ve seen significant drops in the prices of SSD’s already for the recent years. For instance, you can buy a 1TB SSD from Amazon for prices between $80 and $100. In a world where games are becoming larger and larger and more demanding for the configuration, having an SSD seems practically mandatory.
The biggest PC games by file size are currently the following:
- Quantum Break: 178GB
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: 175GB
- Destiny 2: Shadowkeep: 165GB
- Red Dead Redemption 2: 150GB
- Final Fantasy XV: 148GB
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III: 113GB
- Gears of War 4: 112.3GB
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: 101GB
Quantum Break, the world’s biggest game for PC, is an action-adventure third-person shooter that was developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studios. Quantum Break was released in 2016 for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One. This can only mean that those gamers who will be owning an Xbox Series X console will also get to play the game, as Microsoft’s future gear will be capable of backwards compatibility for all of its predecessor consoles.
Xbox Series X arrives in stores on November 10, and it will have a starting price of $499.