50% of laptop hard drives could be solid state by 2013

Hard disk drives (HDD) may face legitimate competition in the mobile computer mass storage market as Flash-based solid state drives (SSD) stand ready in the wings, reports In-Stat. In fact, SSDs have the potential to dethrone HDD as the top laptop storage choice within 10 years. The research leads In-Stat to believe that the SSD market share in mobile computers could reach 50% by 2013.