Hard drives versus solid state disks, itís on

By on March 24, 2008, 2:49 PM
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.




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black_adder said:
"...is ready to play the lawsuit card."Another company willing to resort to killing advances in technology because they might lose a bit of money... Pathetic really.The world cares about money and nothing else.
icye said:
Watkins threatening to play the lawsuit card because its good for the lawyers but bad for consumers at the end.
phantasm66 said:
[quote]Watkins believes that SSD makers and boosters like Intel and Samsung violate patents they hold regarding the way storage devices communicate with computers[/quote]God!!! Patents, patents, bloody patents!I wonder what kinds of wonderful machines we would have if these companies stopped suing each other left, right and centre.
windmill007 said:
Solid State is the future. Either get on board or get ready to fail. Moving parts are so old school and as soon as the technolgy is fail safe and faster then regular hard drives we will soon seem them replacing the old school drives.
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