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Solid State Drive (SSD)

Started by lostflower4, August 11, 2009, 01:10:02

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lostflower4

Yeah, people have been talking about these for years -- but they are finally becoming a reality!

http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=623


Granted these are still in their infancy, and the capacity vs. price ratio is just ridiculous now, plus the capacity is a bit limited... But I've pretty much decided that I'll never buy a standard hard drive again.

No heat, no noise, no moving parts... Almost sounds too good to be true. And they will no doubt be even faster and better by the time they catch on to the mainstream.

Traditional hard drives have been around since the 1950s. It's about time the technology moved forward!   :smth023


psychophysio

when do you think the price point will become affordable? I agree about the lack of heat, movement and noise - they will be a great upgrade when cheap enough...

lostflower4

I'd imagine it will be a good two years until the prices are comparable to regular hard drives and the capacities catch up.