In spite of all the hype, IHS estimates less than 3% of Q1 notebook shipments involved...

|By:, SA News Editor

In spite of all the hype, IHS estimates less than 3% of Q1 notebook shipments involved solid-state drives (SSDs), as their high prices relegated them to $900+ systems. Hard drives were used in all other shipments. Just how fast SSDs take share from hard drives, courtesy of falling prices, MacBook integration, and cheaper ultrabooks, will do much to determine whether Seagate (STX) and Western Digital (WDC) deserve their rock-bottom valuations.