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25 million SSDs will feature in ultrabooks this year, according to study by IHS

22 million units out of the total of 25 million Solid State Drives (SSD) shipped during the rest of 2012 will be featured in ultrabooks, according to a new prediction.

The study was carried out by the information and analyst outfit IHS, where according to the findings, the massive growth in sales of ultrabooks will eventually bring in a whole new opportunity for cache solid state drives into the market.

The shipment of cache SSDs, as predicted by the HS iSuppli Storage Space Market Brief, will increase even further - with growth reaching over hundredfold, by the end of 2015.

Even though the growth in demand for cache SSDs will be primarily driven by a rise in ultrabooks sales, non-ultrabook notebooks, as well as desktops, are also likely to contribute significantly to the growing cache SSD usage.

"Intel is continuing to put its eggs into the ultrabook basket, as indicated by its activities at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week," Ryan Chien, research associate for memory and storage at IHS, stated, reports eWeek.

"More than 60 additional ultrabook designs will enter the market in time for the 2012 holiday season, Intel at CES showed that ultrabooks have become the centerpiece of its mobile computing strategy," he added.