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Research:SSDs Not a Factor

LOS ALTOS, Calif. -- SSDs, long touted as an HDD replacement, are too costly today and have not yet posed a real threat to HDDs, according to a TrendFOCUS report, FOCUS ON: Solid State Drives.” According to the report, over 50 million HDDs could be replaced by SSDs within a few years.

“Midway through 2008, despite all the hype, there has been little effect on demand for HDDs,” stated John Chen, Senior Director and TrendFOCUS’ SSD team leader. “But as flash costs fall and SSD designs improve, the battle between HDDs and SSDs for market leadership will last for years.”