SSD remains a future for notebooks

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

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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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