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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Look Ma, No Hard Drive: Flash Only!

Words are out that Samsung has developed a 32GB SSD (solid-state disk), a flash-memory based replacement for hard-disk drives. Just try to imagine the kind of disk access speed you could get out of this baby. SSDs have many advantages over traditional hard drives: They're faster, more durable and completely silent.

The drive packs 32Gb of flash memory into a case the same size as a 1.8in, hard-disk drive. That capacity is double the 16Gb of a prototype device announced by Samsung last year and was made possible by the continuing miniaturization of flash-memory chip technology.(Source: Digital World Tokyo)

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