With very good performance and even better pricing, the SanDisk Extreme makes a great replacement drive for a standard laptop or desktop computer.
SanDisk announces its latest solid-state drive, the SanDisk Extreme SSD.
As the use of flash memory for solid-state disk progresses, vendors who make SSD controllers are also worth watching. Fusion-io is one who just announced a major advance.
Although solid-state drives are in vogue, market forces and technical issues are making them a little less appealing than before.
ExtremeFFS flash file management system "has the potential," SanDisk says, to accelerate random write speeds by up to 100 times over existing systems.
The up-and-coming solid-state storage format has pride of place in gear like the MacBook Air, but drive makers warn of a looming "trough of disillusionment."
SanDisk says Windows Vista is not optimized for solid-state drives, which will cause a delay in the roll-out of optimized drives.
A report says the performance gap between solid state drives and high-performance hard disk drives is not that significant.
What you need to know to evaluate a Solid State Hard Disk
If there was any doubt about the state of solid-state drives, Computex seems to be putting it to rest.