Samsung to produce flash based hard drives

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An interesting development from Samsung for you today: it looks as if Samsung is developing a potential replacement for hard disks, a replacement based on flash memory. While flash memory is nothing new, its cost has made it prohibitive for hard drives. At current prices, flash memory costs at least £30 for about 150 megabytes. Although Samsung could probably mass produce for cheaper, it’s unlikely to be able to compete with conventional hard drives in terms of price. Still, if you want a hard drive which uses next to no power and is blisteringly fast, you may want to get one: they’re starting production in August.

Chris Cornwell