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.