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Computer Storage That's More Reliable & Secure

Techstination feature for Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Computer storage that is more reliable and more secure. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology Boot Camp, a report on gadgets and gear. Notebook and desktop PCs typically use hard drives for storing your programs and all of the stuff you put on them. The problem is...with moving parts....those hard drives eventually fail. Little by little... solid state drives...using flash moving parts...are gaining in popularity. Samsung now has solid state drives with up to 256 gigabytes of capacity and can offer built in encryption. That means no one else can get to your data if your computer is lost or stolen. Marketing manager Brian Beard...

"SSDs are a very hot topic in two distinct segments. One is mobile computing, so notebooks and netbooks. And the other is enterprise storage. SSDs are definitely moving into the mainstream right now. "

The big drawback for many consumers still is price....solid state drives are significantly more expensive and lower in capacity. You can find us at I'm Fred Fishkin.