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Buyers Push Razer To Upgrade HDDs To SSDs In New Razer Blade Gaming Notebook

by Lyle Smith

The growing popularity of SSDs has not only affected the business realm, but also with gaming enthusiasts. More and more gaming consumers are pushing manufacturers to use SSDs instead of hard disk drives in their new machines; Razer, one of the global leaders in gaming peripherals for desktops, is a prime example of receiving–and capitulating to–this kind of pressure. Razer recently caved and swapped out hard drives for SSDs in their new Razer Blade gaming laptop.


The growing popularity of SSDs has not only affected the business realm, but also with gaming enthusiasts. More and more gaming consumers are pushing manufacturers to use SSDs instead of hard disk drives in their new machines; Razer, one of the global leaders in gaming peripherals for desktops, is a prime example of receiving–and capitulating to–this kind of pressure. Razer recently caved and swapped out hard drives for SSDs in their new Razer Blade gaming laptop.

The PC gaming hardware company had recently decided to design and create laptops for gamers, which was a welcomed change by the gamer community. However, their decision to use 7200RPM hard drives in their new machines instead of SSDs came as a surprise and an annoyance to consumers since PC games are known to perform substantially better when installed on an SSD. After listening to all the criticism and complaints from their potential customers, they decided to make a significant change at the 11th hour; Razer switched out their 320GB hard disks drive with a 256GB solid state drive stating that they “decided the upgrade from the HDD to the SSD drive was just something we wanted to have as gamers ourselves.” This was revealed in an update on the Razer Facebook page. As an unfortunate result, the shipments of their new gaming laptops have been delayed by a few months. Orders which were supposed to begin shipping before the holidays are now delayed to early 2012.

The growing trend of consumers pushing for companies to use SSDs in their products will undoubtedly help SSD gain more footing in the PC market throughout 2012 and beyond. It already seems to be going this way, as consumers become more aware of flash memory and how it benefits performance of the computers they use.

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