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Windows 7 unlikely to affect SSD sales?

By Justin
Jul 2, 2009
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  1. Although Microsoft already supports the use of solid state drives in Windows Vista and XP, Windows 7 will be their first operating system actually optimized and designed with SSD performance in mind. Will its forthcoming release boost adoption of such drives, however? According to Digitimes, their cost is simply too prohibitive to make that a reality, with most drives still on the order of ten times more costly per gigabyte than traditional disks. As a result of that, sources at notebook vendors estimate that by the end of the year, SSDs will compose a mere 1% of the market.

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