The progress of SSD’s (Solid state drives), in the last year or so has been astounding. SSD’s are modern alternative’s to the plain old reliable hard drive (rotating platters with magnetic surfaces). A war is coming, SSD vs the hard drive. Right now, SSD’s excel in the following areas: power consumption, access times and data throughput. Hard drives are unbeatable in term’s of price and capacity.
“Designed using Micron’s multi-level cell (MLC) NAND process technology, the RealSSD C200 drives will be available in 2.5-inch and 1.8-inch form factors. The 2.5-inch C200 will be offered in densities of up to 256GBs. And with its small form-factor, the 1.8-inch C200 will range in density from 32GBs to 128GBs offering uncompromised power and performance levels. Using a 3 Gb/s SATA interface, the C200 products provide a read speed of up to 250 MB/s and a write speed of up to 100 MB/s. The increased read and write speeds of the C200 will enable consumers to have an overall improved computing experience when compared to a notebook designed with an HDD, offering improved boot and application load times and lower power consumption for smaller form factor notebook designs.”
Taken from Micron.com