I remember when computers didn’t come with hard drives. I also remember when computer stopped using 5inch, and now 3inch floppies. Turns out, the classical hard drive will enter the dustbin of history pretty soon too.
This makes sense of course. Hard Drives are lowder, bigger, heavier and slower than most other forms of memory, plus they depend on mechanical parts which requires that they use substantially more energy. Since power consumption is most naturally an issue with mobile devices, it makes sense that the first full fledged computing device to completely discharge the hard drive will be a laptop notebook from Samsung. Samsung will debut the technology on two models, the lower end Q1-SSD and the higher end Q30-SSD (hey, what’s the deal with Q’s lately. It’s like Q is the new Z 😉 )
Instead of a hard drive, flash memory will be used. There are several benefits to using flash memory. First, those sounds you hear when you’re computer is accessing info on the hard drive…gone. Golden silence. Long boot times? Gone. You get 50% faster boots. Reading and writing data? On the average, it’ll be faster. You want light? How about 2 pounds?