25 Jan '13, 11am

#Windows 8 will drive mainstream demand for solid state drives, analysts say.

SSD technology is generally regarded as a more expensive storage compared to spinning disc drives, but the rise of Windows 8 might result in cheaper SSDs for the mainstream mobile computing market. Solid state drives (SSDs) are generally regarded as expensive storage options for portable devices and computers. But as Microsoft pushes Windows 8 to the mainstream market, so will SSDs also rise as a mainstream consumer product, says industry observers. An analyst from IHS iSuppli predicts that the rising popularity of Windows 8 will help drive demand for SSDs, and 2013 can actually be the year for the SSD, reports Cnet . “The newest wave of ultrabooks loaded with Windows 8 has started to generate enthusiasm,” wrote Ryan Chien, memory and storage analyst at IHS in a research note. With this trend, the market for SSDs is likely to double within the year, rising from 39 million ...

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