REPOST: From magnetic to solid state, spin-free: What a long, strange storage trip it’s turning out to be

Repost from Brian Dipert’s article (EDN); You can reach Senior Technical Editor Brian Dipert at 1-916-760-0159,, and

Flash-memory-based solid-state drives have recently stirred up the staid storage industry, and their initial success stories foretell a potentially stellar future. Consider, for example, how rapidly they’ve taken over the formerly robust market for 1.8-in. hard-disk drives. Also consider their significant influence on smaller-form-factor hard-disk drives’ lackluster initial unveilings. A notable percentage of netbook, tablet, and other alternative mobile computers, especially those running Linux operating-system variants, contain solid-state drives instead of hard-disk drives. Thin and light conventional notebook PCs running Windows and OS X are also well along the conversion path.

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