We’re getting awfully close to the point where spinning-out-of-control hard disk drives are going to be obsolete, especially since Sandisk has bumped the Flash-based SSD game up to quite a hefty capacity. Sandisk has just announced a 32GB solid state drive, designed to work with commercial notebook computers.
Measuring 1.8-inches, these drives eschew the aging magnetic platters that we grew up with, opting instead for flash memory chips with no moving parts. By using flash memory, laptops can boot up faster and be more efficient. Laptops sporting these new Sandisk flash-based hard drives may start popping up “as early as the first half of 2007.”