SSD remains a future for notebooks

SSD sounds great, but the reality doesn’t match the dream


Solid State Technology talked to Seagate and Fujitsu SSD leaders and came to the same conclusions posted here before – SSDs for notebooks may sound like a great match, but it’s just not happening. 

Why? Price – big difference!  Boot time and battery life – little to no difference. 

Yes, there are small opportunities for ultra-high end early adopters and ultra-portable mini-PCs.  But the total opportunity for SSDs over the next several years will be miniscule compared to disk drives.

Enterprise is a larger and more profitable niche for SSDs – but even there the opportunity is at the tip of the storage iceberg that will remain dominated by disk.

Any SSD users out there that disagree?


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