SanDisk rolls out flash hard drives for laptops

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  1. s18000rpm

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    SanDisk wants to replace the hard drive in notebooks with flash memory, a swap that it says will make thin laptops faster and more reliable.

    The switch, however, will cost you a few hundred dollars more. Roughly $600 to the cost of a notebook :shock: .

    SanDisk on Thursday released a 32GB drive for commercial notebooks that stores information on flash memory chips rather than the magnetic platters that make up a traditional hard drive. The drive is available only to manufacturers, and the company declined to give out pricing or identify any notebook makers that will adopt it, but SanDisk said notebooks sporting the drive could come out in the first half of 2007.

    SanDisk got the bulk of its expertise in these drives when it acquired Msystems, an Israeli outfit that was an early pioneer in USB flash keys.

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    if this kinda HDD rolls out for the Desktop PC soon , he he, just think how AWESOMELY FAST the Virtual Memory/page file will get.
    this way i'll just stick with my 1GB RAM & for the rest (ram reuirement) use the flash HDD :D
    there were some NEWS about a HYBRID HDD (Hitachi), to be used on Vista OS, what happened. Project dropped???
     
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    nice info
     
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    So much for "anti-crash" technology on hard disks from companies like IBM/Lenovo
     
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    fine. its a good brand for flash drive. i have 1 GB usb of sandisk with gr8 security and programs inbuilt in usb...
     
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    But what about the limited read/write cycles of a flash memory?
     
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