Big flash memory drives on the horizon

Big flash memory drives on the horizon

Summary: The Wall Street Journal has a story about Samsung developing low power, 32-gigabyte NAND flash memory chipsets that will sell for $200 to $250 in 2008. That's far more expensive the hard drives, but the idea of not having to wait while disks spin and draining less battery on a PC system is enough of a reason to spend the money.

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The Wall Street Journal has a story about Samsung developing low power, 32-gigabyte NAND flash memory chipsets that will sell for $200 to $250 in 2008. That's far more expensive the hard drives, but the idea of not having to wait while disks spin and draining less battery on a PC system is enough of a reason to spend the money. It's big productivity gain... 

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Topic: Samsung

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  • If they make IDE flash drives, I'd buy them!

    It was only last month when I first saw 1GB flash memory on the market. Now I've seen upwards of 4GB out there, maybe. Looks like flash memory is growing as fast, if not faster, in capacity than hard drives.

    What I'd like to see is a IDE/ATAPI flash memory that can replace my HDDs. Not having to deal with the typical HDD issues like head crashes and bad sectors, not to mention saving energy by eliminating the motors, would definitely offset their higher costs. :)
    Mr. Roboto