HDDs Set to Rebound in Second Half

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Barbara Jorgensen
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Re: Minimizing the storage requirements
Barbara Jorgensen   4/4/2012 8:31:37 AM

@jacob: I'm a little out of my depth here, but I believe storage is moving toward chip-based solutions, eliminating the need for a hard drive. So far that has been limited to tablets and ultrabooks that aim to be small and thin. I think there will evenutally be an alternative to HDDs, but I also think there will be demand for the devices for a long time to come. The supplier base has consolidated becuase they have become low-margin products, and we've finally seen the danger in that: too few companies concentrtaed in a single area.

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Jay_Bond   4/4/2012 7:29:40 AM

It is good news across the board to see Thailand and its manufacturing is recovering well. I'm am interested to see what it is going to take to implement these hybrid drives in a larger capacity. Is it purely cost, or are there other disadvantages?

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Eldredge   4/4/2012 7:07:12 AM

Considering the setback from the flood, the projected growth is surprising, but a welcome forecast. Also, it will be interetsing to see how the hybrid SDD  products perform in the marketplace.

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Minimizing the storage requirements
Jacob   4/4/2012 6:47:38 AM
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Barbara, I think there should be some alternate solutions for storage technology. Like Apple is offering icloud, we have to prefer cloud data storage solutions. By this demand for storage at device level can be get minimized and all other storage requirements can be get satisfied through cloud access.

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FLYINGSCOT   4/4/2012 5:13:35 AM

It is funny how HDD volumes started in Enterprise, moved to Consumer and looks set to move back to Enterprise.  It would also be interesting to see some comparative price points for HDD, SSD, and hybrid storage for a couple of different memory sizes.

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