Originally posted on June 3, 2008 @ 11:55 pm
Sandisk is one of the most popular flash memory and storage card brands in the world and its recent announcement to finally enter the ultra affordable PC business is just a natural extension of its business. The company announced that it is going to provide solid-state drives to the PC sector, which is a great move business-wise because of the growing demand for SSDs and semi-conductor based memory devices employing NAND flash memory chips. Sandisk’s move to this lucrative market could even be seen as a threatening move on the HD market dominated by Seagate.
The high cost of SSDs has been the major obstacle that prevents these devices from enjoying a bigger share in the market but with prices dropping and demand for SSDs rising, this issue may be a moot one in the near future.
Will SSDs become the new standard for laptops in the near future? I’m betting that it will.