Business magazine Fortune
recently talked to Seagate CEO, Bill Watkins, about his feeling toward the new trend of ultra-portable laptops carrying solid state disks. Apparently, Watkins feels there is no real threat for the traditional hard drive because he believes people will realize there is no valid justification for paying much more for so much less storage space. He was quoted saying: ďRealistically, I just donít see the flash notebook sellÖ We just donít see the proposition.Ē
But thatís not all, Watkins also mentioned that if SSDs someday become popular enough to threat the hard disk drive business, he is ready to play the lawsuit card. Watkins believes that SSD makers and boosters like Intel and Samsung violate patents they hold regarding the way storage devices communicate with computers. Despite what others may think, there are a lot of companies
with great faith in this technology who we are sure are not ready to back down.