Sunday, June 24, 2007

Drive 2.0 revisited

Less than one year ago I posted this article on how flash memory could evolve and replace traditional drives with moving parts.

Well Fujitsu are following this path by using Samsung produced SSD in their Lifebook Q and B laptops.

And the trend is set to continue with Intel now producing a flash memory drive that is set to replace magnetic hard disk drives.

This is good news for battery life. The reason why an iPod can have good play times is that the solid state drive doesn't have to use energy to spin for reading. Putting SSD technology in laptops will extend the life of the battery for mobile use and allow us to break away from offices for longer. It might that people traveling in business class can actually conduct some business as the battery should now last longer than 2 hours :)

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