Hard Drives Still Favorites For Notebooks

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In the ever competitive storage device market, it seems that Solid State Drives (SSD) will be ruling the laptop markets soon. However, it seems the old boys, Hard Drives (HDD) are still in play maintaining their market share. This is highly due to the price factor and capacity delivered.

This can be seen when you are about to purchase a Mac Airbook, which has a 128GB SSD at a $999 value, in which a HDD running notebook at the same price can get a far further boost of storage capacity in comparison. This has been argued and stated by market intelligence firm IHS iSuppli that notebooks with 500GB capacity or more with a  HDD has around 32 percent of the market share while notebooks around $900 or above with 128GB SSD has only 3 percent of the market share. While SSD usage will undeniably increase and catch up, HDD storage will still be around for a while, it seems.

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Regardless, the rapid development of tablets, ultrabooks and console market, which are beginning adopt the SSD as alternatives may change that very soon. So, will we see SSD overtake and render HDDs obsolete or will the good ole’ HDD still dominate or will there perhaps be new tech in the works that will cripple them both? It all depends on the technology advancement involved and of course the pricing factor.

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Food for thought for the tech community.

Source via ZDNet

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