SanDisk Rolls Out 32GB Flash HDD For Notebooks

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Aron Schatz
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January 4, 2007
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The drive costs about $600 making it relatively cheap compared to previous incarnations. Flash can handle wear and tear better than traditional drive that use mechanical parts but they don't have the write cycle longevity of the traditional drives. New technologies help alleviate this problem.

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The flash drive isn't for everyone. At 32GB, it is far smaller than the conventional drives found in current notebooks, desktops or even MP3 players. Many business users, however, never max out the capacity on their drives. The drive will also add about $600 to the cost of a notebook. Those prices will crimp sales, Handy said. "There are certain applications where it can be used, but I just don't see it for business where the most violent thing they (users) will encounter is a cab ride in New York," said Handy.

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