Analyst firm In-Stat claims that OEMs will move to hybrid
flash-hard disk drives by 2011.
In a report the company claims PC makers are speeding up a their move to solid state memory and hybrid drives are seen as stage one of the process.
While PC makers are expected convert rather quickly to either Turbo Memory NAND HDD caches or to hybrid hard drives, we do not anticipate this to be high on the list of priorities of the computer-buying public In-Stat said.
However In-Stat thinks Microsoft, Intel and Samsung will be the early adopters.