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Mar 08

20-30 percent failure rates for solid state drives-based laptops

Posted by CJCM

A large computer manufacturer is getting around 20 percent to 30 percent of the flash-based notebooks it is shipping sent back because of failure rates and performance that simply isn’t meeting customer expectations, said research firm Avian Securities in a report on Monday.

Approximately 10 to 20 percent of the flash notebooks shipping from the large manufacturer are coming back because of technical failure, which is far higher than the one to two percent of notebooks that come back because of technical failure with hard drives.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Who are the large manufacturers? Well, it is not mentioned in the article above but Dell is one of the most aggresive marketers of SSD-based laptops. Co-incidently, Dell sources its flash drives from Samsung.

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