Thursday, March 20, 2008

Intel to release 160GB SSD in 2nd Quarter 2008

I've mentioned them here before, but we're about to see a major shift in hard drive design with the market shifting to SSDs (Solid State Drives) with no moving parts. The biggest stumbling block up to this point has been drive size. When you can buy a laptop today with a 120GB hard drive why would you settle for one with a 32GB drive?

Yesterday Intel announced that in second quarter 08 they will be selling a 160GB SSD. This brings a whole new feel to the playing field. Add to that the fact that they are supposed to be faster than any other SSDs and faster than conventional drives and the writing is on the wall. In the not too distant future spinning platters will be a thing of the past. It can't happen fast enough for me.

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