Monday, February 9, 2009

Getting the Most Out of Your Solid State Disk

Guide to your solid-state disk options, as well as how to get the best performance from your flash-based mass storage unit, with a look at Intel's X25-M drive and offerings on HP, Apple, and Sony portables (InformationWeek).

Now that all of the hoopla has basically died down perhaps we can have an honest discussion about the state of solid state disks (SSDs).

In theory, you should already be aware that SSDs are not the next best thing to sliced bread. (Peanut butter is, except if you're allergic.) However, they do provide interesting -- and worthwhile -- transitional points for our current crop of netbooks and notebooks. Let's dive in and examine the genre, and bust a couple of myths while we're at it.

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