At this year’s CeBit, Samsung unveiled it’s prototype laptop with a 32GB flash drive.
“Using roughly $900 (approx $30 a GB) worth of solid state memory, Samsung thinks that you can install your operating system and applications on the virtual hard drive and get lightning fast performance. Flash memory, which has no moving parts, is far faster for access than actual hard drives.”
Besides being faster, flash memory is touted as being more durable in its solid state form. Therefore, there is less of a chance for data corruption due to physical damage.
The fact that flash based drives are becoming more commonplace is helping to bring prices down, which means that traditional hard drives may be on there way out.
Good riddance, I say.
Posted by Sean