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Windows 8 to mainstream solid-state drives, says analyst

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    Windows 8 to mainstream solid-state drives, says analyst


    This could be the year of the solid-state drive.

    Newfangled uber-thin Windows 8 devices and falling flash memory prices could double the size of the solid-state drive market, according to a research note today from IHS iSuppli.


    Read more at source:
    Windows 8 to mainstream solid-state drives, says analyst | Windows 8 - CNET Reviews

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    I'm not sure how Windows 8 is contributing to the popularity of SSDs. The popularity is due to price drops over recent years, especially for useful capacities ie over 128GB. Manufacturing costs have fallen and people have been storming to replace or supplement their PCs with SSDs for well over a year now, no matter what OS they use, and so the cycle continues. SSDs are now becoming commodity items like HDDs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I'm not sure how Windows 8 is contributing to the popularity of SSDs. The popularity is due to price drops over recent years, especially for useful capacities ie over 128GB. Manufacturing costs have fallen and people have been storming to replace or supplement their PCs with SSDs for well over a year now, no matter what OS they use, and so the cycle continues. SSDs are now becoming commodity items like HDDs.
    I was going to read the story Brink put up but I don't have to now, thanks Ray, it's a good thing you're in the know.
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    "The newest wave of ultrabooks loaded with Windows 8 has started to generate enthusiasm," wrote Ryan Chien, analyst for memory and storage at IHS, adding that a growing appetite for laptops, hybrids, and tablets could conspire with falling flash memory prices to drive demand
    That's why.

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    "The newest wave of ultrabooks loaded with Windows 8 has started to generate enthusiasm," wrote Ryan Chien, analyst for memory and storage at IHS, adding that a growing appetite for laptops, hybrids, and tablets could conspire with falling flash memory prices to drive demand
    That's why.

    Jim
    I agree with that because lately every time I walk into my local retailer people are buying Windows 8 Notebooks like there's no tomorrow, and the retailer has over doubled his display of notebooks.

    He must know something, like his figures are going up on Notebooks, or why would he double his display.
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    In the UK I can buy a 1TB Sata drive for just over £50, whys would I even consider spending an extra £90+ for a 200 GB SSD, the figures just don't add up for me !
    Oh but I don't have a notebook/laptop by the way hate them both with a passion !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by headonastick View Post
    In the UK I can buy a 1TB Sata drive for just over £50, whys would I even consider spending an extra £90+ for a 200 GB SSD, the figures just don't add up for me !
    Oh but I don't have a notebook/laptop by the way hate them both with a passion !!!!
    Why, because they make any PC faster, and that's the main aim of Geeks, you know, the type of person that hangs around on these forums.

    I myself have bought 2 in the last 12 months, I find they're big enough now for the OS and a few programmes, photos, music and videos I put onto external drives or just put a second Sata drive in the case.
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    Hi there
    SSD's are ALREADY mainstream -- not just for Windows 8.

    On a Laptop -- makes perfect sense - both performance wise and less power consumption. You don't need masses of internal storage on a laptop but if you really must have volumes of data storage then and a USB3 external self powered 2TB pocket size drive should satisfy your data needs.

    @headonastick :

    On a desktop - well not cost effective really -- it's more of a "Luxury" thing but if you can afford it IMO still worth it. SSD's will of course become cheaper and hopefully within a short time totally replace spinners.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by headonastick View Post
    In the UK I can buy a 1TB Sata drive for just over £50, whys would I even consider spending an extra £90+ for a 200 GB SSD, the figures just don't add up for me !
    Oh but I don't have a notebook/laptop by the way hate them both with a passion !!!!
    It's about performance. That's very important to some. What many do is to get a small SSD that you can pickup for about $99 and put your OS and your important programs on that. Then get a 1 TB drive to store media and other files. You get a fast boot and great I/O speeds for the programs you install on that SSD.

    For me, I dump all my pics and videos onto the big drive because I/O times for those files mean nothing to me. My games and my fun stuff goes on the SSD, and it is fast fast fast!
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