2 of 2Image
Solid-state hard drive
Also at WinHEC, Samsung introduced its first solid-state hard drives. In these devices, the entire hard drive is nonvolatile cache without any moving parts. (It's almost like using a USB thumbdrive as the main hard drive for the notebook.) The device aims to significantly reduce the boot time of a PC, as well as improve performance. However, the price per gigabyte of a solid-state hard drive is currently about 30 times higher than that of a traditional hard drive, and capacity is limited to about 30GB.