Asus To Change Hard Drive Choice For The Eee

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Buy an Asus Eee netbook now and you have to choose between a solid-state drive (SSD) and a hard-disk drive (HDD). From August on, however, that will change, as the company plans to offer just one option in each country.

A company spokesman told ZDNet that “we plan to make the product line a lot clearer for consumers. Currently you have a lot of choice of SSD and hard disk, but we plan to find the one consumers want the most and make the choice easier."

Asus will still make both types of drive, but will decide which one to offer in which country. SSDs are more robust, but more expensive, and so the ones in netbooks have less memory than HDDs. But Asus also offers online data storage with many netbooks.