What's New: A Solid State Hard Drive?

Samsung has just announced a revolutionary 16 GB hard drive that has no moving parts. The flash-memory based drive is silent, plus it uses less power and provides greater speed than today's hard drives which use a spinning disk platter.

The 16 GB drive is a direct replacement for 2.5 inch hard drives, and there will also be 4 GB and 8 GB versions in a 1.8-inch form factor. Samsung expects to have a 100 GB version available "in a couple of years" as flash prices continue to drop.

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 10:29 am CDT

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