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How much should I pay for Solid State Drives?
What is the average price of Solid State Drives?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Solid State Drives. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.
Has the price of Solid State Drives been rising or falling?
Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.
I’m not ready to purchase Solid State Drives yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?
We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.
What other costs are associated with purchasing Solid State Drives?
Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Solid State Drives with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase Solid State Drives?
Market share concentration is high in the SSD market. The top four vendors account for about 65.0% of total market revenue. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 9,500 SSD vendors in the market. The SSD market is relatively new compared to other physical data storage solutions. Market share concentration is... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
Supply Chain Risk
How do you manage risk in your supply chain?
Who are your most important suppliers? How long have you been in business with them?
Where are your input suppliers located?
What is the breakdown of your downstream buyer industries by revenue?
How often do you evaluate your supply chain's prices to ensure they are still competitive?
How long have you been active in this field? How long have you served operators in my industry?
What are some similar clients you have provided SSDs for?
Could you provide a list of client references, along with contact information?
What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?
Has the growth in imports adversely affected your operations? If so, how?
What incentive would I have in choosing your SSDs over an imported product? What sets your product line apart from your foreign competitors?
For suppliers based outside the United States, how has the value of the US dollar affected your prices?
What portion of your production do you import into the United States from other countries?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Solid State Drives RFP include?
Buyers should specify their budgets for SSDs and related services and goods.
Buyers should indicate when payment occurs (e.g. upon award of the contract or over a period of time).
Buyers should look for vendors that offer hardware and software solutions that meet the requirements of the RFP.
Buyers should evaluate vendors based on previous client testimonials and their ability to provide quality customer service.
For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers should include the date and time when proposals are due and when award information will be available.
Buyers should provide the RFP schedule and expected timeline for product delivery, installation and operationality.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Solid State Drives supply chain?
The supply chain risk for SSDs has been moderate during the three years to 2018. Most of the risk in the market comes from the volatile nature of some of the materials used to manufacture SSDs, such as steel and copper. As commodities traded on the world market, steel and... Subscribe to learn more.