Solid State Drives Pose No Immediate Threat to Hard Disk Drives, IHS iSuppli Says

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NavarWynn

Well this isn't rocket science, but my impression is that full sized notebooks (not UBs obv) will almost universally sport both 2.5" HDD bays, AND a pcie/msata enabled slot (once the standard is fully adopted properly). That way the unit can be sold at a lower price point (equipped w/ a traditional HDD), and still be upgradable to run the OS drive as an mSATA SSD to give blistering performance, power savings, AND a reasonable amount of cost effective storage. Things are already trending thataway for enterprise grade notebooks.

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j_j_montez

What I would like to see is the number of SSDs being sold. When I want a laptop, I'm going to buy the best one in my price budget, and within a month, I'll swap out the hard drive, put it in an enclosure, and slide in an SSD. The people who use SSDs are not going to buy them from the laptop makers, for the same reason we won't get our RAM upgrades from them. It's easier and less expensive to do it ourselves.

I will still need mechanical drives for years to come. My home server with 8TB in SSDs would break the bank. But when putting in a primary drive, for me or my clients, it's SSD all the way.

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cap737

I was going to write the same thing about the budget priced laptops. I purchased an HP laptop for my dad a couple of months ago and it had an i3 proc with 6gb of ram. it was a pretty speedy computer for $450 and I thought it was a good buy. Two weeks ago I purchased a Crucial M4 512GB drive from amazon for $399 to replace the 500GB drive I put in my 2009 Macbook Pro (which replaced the stock 250gb drive). If my dad was still visiting I would've put one of these into his budget laptop and watch it scream with speed.

As for my Windows rig, I got two 120gb OWC mercury drives in raid 0 and a 1TB drive for my data (which I plan on getting more, of course). From now on it's SSDs for my OS and HDDs for my data on my rigs and SSDs all the way for my laptops.

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USraging

I just put 2 volociraptor hard drives in raid 0 and call it good. very reliable and reaches lower end ssd performance with sustainable read write speeds over the long run.

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szore

Post the benchmarks.

For the price of 2 velociraptors you could have gotten a Samsung 830...

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sundropdrinker3

And have just 128GBs of storage? No thanks. If you are moving large files than an SSD is nice, but most people don't need them. Most people don't move large files often. I usually move 2-3 movies a day from my laptop to the WDTV hub. It moves decently quick. When I copy and paste a large file, it shows I'm usually getting 60+ MBs a second. So, 10-15 seconds to move a 600+MB file is plenty fast for me. I like having the storage.

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bling581

Combine that with the fact that a lot of average/basic computer users have no idea what a SSD is.

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Supall

Most are still trying to figure out what the hard drive is.

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bling581

I know, a lot of my relatives still get memory (RAM) mixed up with hard drive space.

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BlazePC

Cool Story Bro!

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WretchedSoul

I'd take a 120Gb SSD over 500Gb 5,400 or even 7,200 rpm HDD any day. Even using an SSD SATA II would load and do everything faster than any other HDD. I don't use my laptop for much, just basic things. But spending an extra $100+ for a 120Gb SSD and or $200+ for a 240Gb, and using it on a basic laptop would still be cheaper than those $900+ fancy nothing special laptops that do the same thing.

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pastorbob

Really?? Been there. Said this. Numerous times!!

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pastorbob

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