The smaller they get, the bigger they are.

Go down

The smaller they get, the bigger they are.

Post by SamCogar on Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:10 am

LAS VEGAS - The distinction between flash memory and hard disk drives are fading rapidly as the two storage mediums encroach one another's territory including marked advances announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show Monday.

Makers of flash memory known for its ruggedness, compact size and power efficiency are introducing new, higher-capacity "solid state drives" for computers this week.

Meanwhile, makers of hard drives known more for monster capacity than portability are touting new models about the size of a CompactFlash memory card.

Flash drives have typically been used in portable gadgets like media players, cell phones and digital cameras.

Samsung Electronics Co. showed off a slim, solid-state drive designed for laptops and desktops that has a capacity of 128 gigabytes. It'll be one of the beefiest if not the beefiest model when it becomes available the first half of this year.

And flash-memory maker SanDisk Corp. unveiled a laptop drive with a 72 GB capacity that weighs about 30 percent less than a hard drive of the same dimensions.

Samsung also unveiled 30 GB and 40 GB versions of a 1.3-inch hard disk that fits in a CompactFlash drive. That's a record-breaking capacity for a storage component that size, Samsung said.


Number of posts : 6238
Location : Burnsville, WV
Registration date : 2007-12-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum