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Consumer SSDs and Hard Drive Prices are Nearing Parity

The prices of SSDs and HHDs have fallen every year, and the experts expected that this is going to at its lowest price by 2017. This straight fall in the prices of SSDs gives lift to this drive in the laptops manufacturing. According to the latest report of DRAMeXchange which is a division of market research firm Trendforce, the use of SSDs in the laptops go to 24% to 25% this year. It is expected that the use of SSDs is going to increase. It is expected that it shares goes to 31% next year and by 2017 it is going to 41%.

This is the fourth straight decline rate in the price of SSDs. The decline in the price exceeds to 10% this year. This shows that the popularity of SSD drive is falling down. Due to the low selling of notebooks, branded PC and channel distributor still holding back on their SSD purchase. However, the 256 GB SSD is going close to the state or condition to equal their decline price with HHDs.

As the price of SSDs dropped dramatically but on the other hand the price of HHDs hasn’t. The report says that per gigabyte price of HHD has dropped to only one percent per year, from 2012 to 2015 it decline from 9 percent to 6 percent. It is expected that HHDs price is going to remain constant by 2017. If we do comparison, in 2012 the price of SSD were selling for 99 cents but when we take look from 2013 to 2015, per gig price comes down from 68 cents to 39 cents. This means that average selling price of 1 TB SSD is almost $390. It is also expected that from next year, the price of consumer SSD is going to decline to 24 cents per gig and from 2017 this is going to fall to 17 cents per gigabytes. This means the average retail price for 1 TB would be $170.

In the third quarter the consumer SSD shipments reached a total of 21.6 million units. When you look on the third quarter shipment you found that the use of notebooks rose to 43.3 million units, which is 13% more from previous year shipment. In retail sectors, the channel distributors were pretty much conservatives in restocking efforts. This was done because they expected that the NAND flash drive prices might go down. Therefore, the retail SSD market shipments were quite disappointing last year is this happen due to peak quarter standard.

How to pair a game controller to the new Apple TV

The SteelSeries Nimbus game controller lets you play high definition Apple-TV-4-gaming-maingames of on your new Apple TV. Just go through the points to know how to set up game controller to Apple TV.

To set up your Controller start at your Apple TV’s home screen

  • Launch the Settings application on your Apple TV using the trackpad of your remote.
  • Select “Remote and Devices” from the list of the main Settings menu.
  • Under “Remote and Devices” menu choose” Bluetooth”.
  • Put the game controller into pairing mode (for the SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless controller, you have to turn it on by holding the pairing button for a few seconds)
  • Once the Apple TV finds the game controller, it will show you the list of devices.
  • Scroll down and select the device. After selecting require device, controller will automatically pair with the new Apple TV.
  • When the pairing process is over, you will see that controller is listed as Connected under My Devices. Once controller is connected, you will able to handle the games in much better and also use it to navigate the TVOS environment.

Note: You can also use the game controller’s joystick, plus A and plus B buttons to navigate the Apple TV. Button A select the item and B acts a back button.

How to add an iPhone or iPad as a game controller for Apple TV

You can use third party MFi game controller anywhere on your Apple TV, including non-gaming application and on the Home screen.

If you want to connect iPhone or iPad to use as a controller then firstly you have to launch the specific game on both the Apple TV and your iPhone or iPad. Follow the instructions for pairing both Apple TV and iPhone or iPad.

Troubleshoot while adding a game controller

If you are getting any issue when you added a third-party MFi controller then follow some steps which will help you to get rid of it.

  • First of all check that your controller is charged or not, if not then charge it firstly.
  • Restart your game controller as well as Apple TV.
  • Make sure that your game controller is not connected to previously connected Bluetooth devices before attempting to pair with Apple TV.
  • If you are still getting any issue then click on the device and under the Bluetooth screen click on “Forget Device”.