Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Flash Memory Speeds Boot Time

This is sort of old news but, now we're getting somewhere! You'd think that by now, the computer industry would have come up with a more efficient massive storage solution than the old spinning hard drive in your computer. Intel is working on a flash memory "add-in" that from which a computer will load the operating system and programs, speeding things up significantly. Expect to see more drives in future with flash memory (as opposed to a spinning platter). W00t! (Source: CNET News.com)

2 comments:

Chowdai said...

Very interesting. My question is why did it take so long for someone to stumble upon this idea. Flash disks were fairly affordable for a while now. Props to the people in Taipei.

Brian said...

Apparently the new Apple computers with Intel chips will support this technology known as "Robson". See http://macenstein.com/default/archives/62

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