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Saturday, January 06, 2007

New flash hard drives for laptops

SanDisk has just released a 32 GB drive for notebooks that stores information on flash memory chips rather than the magnetic platters like a traditional hard drive.

Unlike regular hard drives, flash memory drives do not contain moving parts and are less prone to breaking down. Flash drives can also increase battery life by about 10% and retrieve data faster.

The commercial drive from SanDisk contains a controller and other electronics that reduce power consumption and the overall cost of the drive and will add about $600 to the cost of a notebook.

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