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A-Data joins the race for Solid State Drives

By , January 18, 2007 9:20 am

A-Data, at CES 2007 annouce their Solid State Drives (SSD), rivaling Samsung and Sandisks’ 32GB SSD with one that is four times larger at 128GB. The 128GB SSD comes in a 2.5″ form factor, suitable for notebooks.

Solid State Drives are harddisk drives (HDD) built using flash memory, and has a much faster seek time compared to the conventional HDD. Due to the lack of moving parts, SSD produces much lesser heat and more importantly, consumes less power, promising to extend battery life by a few minutes.

The SSD is a promising notebook HDD replacements, but not until it gets affordable for the consumers.

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