Good-bye Hard Drive? Will PC Hard-Disks Die Next Year?
Dec 23, 2008, 13:01 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"Sound impossible? Actually it's all too possible. SSD (Solid
State Drives) have gone from being small and pricey to being roomy
and affordable. At the year's beginning, you could only find 4 and
8GB SSDs on inexpensive, Linux-powered netbooks or a 64GB SSD on
the expensive Rolls-Royce of laptops, the Macbook Air.
"As 2008 comes to a close though. It's a different story. The
drives are getting bigger and cheaper. 128GB drives are now common,
256GBs are on their way, and Toshiba will soon be selling 512GB