Seagate plans to dump HDD for SSD

Written by Ced Kurtz on .

CNet is reporting that Seagate, the world's largest hard disk drive manufacturer, is planning to dump the old spinning-disk technology and switch to solid state drives (SSD).  Consumer-level drives will appear on the market eventually as they are planning to start with commercial and enterprise-grade disks in 2009.

This is good news for those of us who would prefer low-power non-mechanical storage media.  It'll be a boon to the portable computer industry with longer battery life, lower heat generation and less noise.

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