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Samsung have developed a new solid state drive that is 2.4 times faster than regular hard drives and will be in production this year.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/05/26/1211653918711.html?s_rid=smh:top5

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This has me thinking: How long can I hold onto my G4 1.67gb powerbook? It's just expired from Applecare, and while it runs boom recorder like a champ, I'm sure it's only a matter of time until it's going to start to fail. I also wonder how long it will be until these drives are an install option on new laptops, and when will they cost less than their weight in gold?

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Just read a story on MacRumors which says that SSD drives may use more power than conventional hard drives under certain circumstances.

The story is here: http://www.macrumors.com/2008/07/02/solid-state-drives-ssd-reduce-battery-life/

What they say makes sense, but given the longer battery life of the Fusion compared to the standard Deva, I'm not certain how this works in the real world.

--Marc

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And wouldn't you know, another published story that insists that an SSD drive runs a little longer on batteries compared to a conventional hard drive:

http://blog.laptopmag.com/web-surfing-test-shows-ssds-better-for-battery-life

My gut feeling is that the latter makes more sense. No question that a solid-state drive will most likely hold up better in a portable recorder when you're running down the street or get bumped.

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