Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Flash ahaa...The save-ier of the universe

Flash memory has been dominated by two things of recent times:

  1. Capacity goes up
  2. Price goes down
We now have a 4Gb SD card, that's the same size as a DVD and how well were they lauded when they arrived?

There are prototypes that use magnetic charge (like a traditional hard drive) opposed to the [volatile] electric charge.

But what does this really mean?

It means that we are very close to having a non moving part PC. The average size of a hard drive in a laptop today is somewhere between 20 and 40 Gb (although this is trending up) so imagine being able to have 10 such SD cards creating a logical drive. This would take up much less space than a normal hard drive and would give the ability to swap out parts of the storage.

Think of it as SD raid.

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