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May 5th, 2007

Solid-state drives add zing to laptops

It is nanotechnology on silicon similar to that of computer processors and is the most expensive part of memory, readily available in USB sticks and dozens of different-shaped cards for digital cameras, portable media players and now, embedded in cellphones.

Although spinning hard drives were also prohibitively expensive for early consumer computers 20 years ago -- $400 for a 20-megabyte drive -- they now cost a fraction of a penny per megabyte and have mushroomed to one terabyte (one million megabytes).


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