Friday, May 25, 2007

Driving Toward Solid-State Drives - Consumer/Personal Tech Blog - InformationWeek

I'm looking forward to the point where this technology mainstreams... 

One of the more interesting conversations I had at Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) last week in Los Angeles was with two guys from Samsung. They talked about their company's push into solid-state memory as an enhancement -- and eventually a replacement -- for rotating hard disk storage on computers. Samsung isn't the only manufacturer working to develop plug-compatible flash memory-based storage. In January the five largest drive makers -- Samsung, Seagate, Fujitsu, Toshiba, and Hitachi, formed the Hybrid Hard Drive Alliance to promote the technology. HHD seems to be ready, and the market seems to be primed. The only hold-up seems to the price.

Source: Driving Toward Solid-State Drives - Consumer/Personal Tech Blog - InformationWeek

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