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Friday, Jul 6
2012, 2:19 PM
Though solid-state drive (SSD) prices have plummeted recently, and hard drive prices...
Though solid-state drive (SSD) prices have plummeted recently, and hard drive prices have trekked higher due to supply shortages, the cost of 1GB of SSD capacity is still nearly 9x higher than the cost of 1GB of hard drive capacity. Hence Seagate (STX) and Western Digital (WDC) have little need to worry about SSDs killing off hard drives over the near-term. But the long-term could be a different story, especially given how Apple and others are rushing to embrace SSDs. (also)