Solid state disks (SSDs) are becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst designers of server system as well as mobile devices, according data published by the UK-based IT market research firm, CONTEXT. Unit sales of OEM server SSDs sold through Western European IT distributors increased by 59% year-on-year in June 2015, according to the company.

Revenues were up 48% over the same period with SATA- or SATA-600-based devices claiming over 79% of the market. The highest demand was for SSDs with a capacity of 480GB and either SATA-600, SATA or SATA M.2 interfaces, and unit sales of these more than doubled in June 2015.

Sales of equivalent 120GB SSDs were up by 90% in the same month and 240GB SATA and SATA-600 SSDs performed even more strongly, with 94% growth in unit sales year-on-year. HP held a market share of 82.6% in June 2015 (compared to 77.2% in June 2014).