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Video Comparison: Boot-Up Times on Flash vs. HDD-based UMPC

Everyone generally agrees that flash-based memory is usually faster and more efficient than the spinning platters that we call hard drives, but seeing numbers on a computer screen just isn’t that all convincing. I don’t know about you, but I just love videos, so it’s great to get a direct comparison between two Fujitsu U1010 UMPCs and their relative boot-up times.

The first video has the UMPC running on a Solid State Drive (SSD), whereas the second video has the tiny computer launching up from a standard hard drive. As you can tell, the difference in boot-up time is fairly significant and you can probably guess which one is the faster of two.

See for yourself and beyond the power of flash.

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A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

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