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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)

"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 drives."

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