Alright, I’m the first to admit the title is exaggerating, the disk drive still has a long life- but the replacement is here.
In an ironic coincidence on the very day Mike Parekh and Will Price are celebrating the disk drive’s 50th birthday (the first IBM unit weighed over 1 tons and held 5MB), CNet reports Samsung’s launch of its diskless portables.
There are absolutely no moving parts in these beauties. “Samsung claims the new model can boot up 25 to 50 per cent faster than conventional laptops as it has a read speed of 53MB per second and a write speed of 28MB per second.”
Update (9/25): Check out Engadget on the Samsung Q1-SSD