Solid State Drives

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Drool, drool, solid state drives are on the way. They are as fast as traditional hard disks. They are about $1,000 per 64GB drive which is still expensive but coming down fast. Think about it as the logical upgrade for your current notebook.

AnandTech: 64GB SSD on the Desktop: Samsung and OCZ go mainstream

new mainstream drives offering performance equal to the best mechanical desktop drives in most cases. The sustained read/write rates have increased to the 100/80 MB/s range. Capacities are now standardizing at 64GB with average pricing dropping to around $16 per-GB for the mainstream sector. The highest performing drives feature 120/120 MB/s read/write speeds with capacities up to 128GB, but pricing is around $29~$32 per-GB. In the high performance sector, we expect to see 150/100+ MB/s read/write performance shortly along with capacities up to 128GB around the current price range.

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