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re: Ultrabook shortfall trims outlook for SSDs
VHill79   12/9/2012 7:14:14 PM
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Now if only they can make SSDs more stable, then more people would buy them and bring down production cost to market. I'm on CodeProject: http://www.codeproject.com/Members/Veronica-Hill

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re: Ultrabook shortfall trims outlook for SSDs
any1   10/12/2012 1:24:33 AM
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As the prices of SSDs keep coming down and their performance improves, I am reading about more and more people who have removed perfectly functioning (but relatively slow) hard drives from their computers and replaced/upgraded them with (usually lower capacity) SSDs as a way of speeding up their boot times and generally making their computer more responsive (and quiet). As a bonus they keep the hard drive and put it in a relatively cheap box and use it for extra storage or backup. It makes me wonder how many SSDs are being sold for this purpose?



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