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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Flash Drives to Challenge Hard Disks for Laptops

A recent study from market research firm In-Stat suggest that within approximately 10 years, Flash-based solid state drives (SSD) will almost completely replace traditional hard drives in laptops.

When one examines the declining cost trends for flash, the users need for storage and the premium that consumers place on the benefits provided by SSDs, it is easy to see that there will be a clear demand for SSDs

SSDs have many advantages over traditional hard drives. First, they're much more robust then a disk because they have no moving parts (Bye Bye Disk Crash). Second, they're A LOT faster then all other storage devices available on the market, both in term of data throughput and access speed. This is because there are no platters to spin or heads that seeks inside them, resulting in almost instantaneous disk access. Just imagine how long it would take to boot your computer when equipped with one of these babies.

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  • I don't think Flash could ever replace magnetic HDD's. At least, I wouldn't go for it, mainly due to the comparitively finite number of read/write cycles Flash can support. Integrated Flash might be nice for read-only and seldom modified files like archives and operating systems(XP...seldom modified...tee hee).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:27 AM  

  • hey hi..!! i am a lousy blogger.. u have a very intresing blog.. i am not a geek but still enjoy the stuff..!! great!!

    By Blogger Mrinalini, at 10:39 AM  

  • So which of you geeks is the sexy one? Or are all of you?

    This blog title is unfair! I wanted to see some sexy geeks! :-)

    By Blogger Stephanie, at 12:13 PM  

  • I've been waiting for solid state drives for a while. even though they have a limited number of read/write cycles but it is so fast that it would be worth it to backup every once in a while.

    By Blogger Michael, at 12:26 PM  

  • kind of expensive though at the moment.

    there are also thumb drives in the making that store not only your data but your applications too. hence no need for a fixed computer of your own anymore.

    By Blogger Mark, at 12:52 PM  

  • And in 2010 we will have flying cars

    Come on stop predicting technology 10 years in advance. 10 years ago you all were using diskettes and cd roms. maybe it will be flash drives, maybe it will be dash drives. maybe it will be positrionic storage and the Skynet will kill us all.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:24 PM  

  • I agree, you cant really prediict what would be used..(remembber memory crystals)
    although it would be cool.
    if they found a way of getting around the limited read/write cycles it would probably take off..

    By Blogger Tom, at 7:36 AM  

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