Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Now this is what I am talking about!

It seems that solid state drives are going to be the direction pc makers will go pretty soon. Samsung just announced here that it will be shipping a 64 gig hard drive as a direct replacement for a traditional hard drive. Below is a quote from the article at Infoworld.

"Solid-state disk drives are intended as replacements for conventional hard-disk drives and use NAND flash memory rather than a rotating magnetic storage disk. They offer several benefits including faster data read and write times, greater shock resistance, and lower power consumption but are also more expensive. "

This means that once they hammer out the kinks, people like me will be freed from replacing and reloading "dead" hard drives. It also means less power consumption, less heat dissipation, and faster read/write times.

I can't wait.