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Imation Simplifying Move to Solid State Drives

Techstination feature for Monday, May 25, 2009

Simplifying the move to a solid state drive. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology Boot Camp, a report on gadgets and gear. Solid state drives...using flash memory instead of spinning platters....have some significant advantages over traditional hard drives. They consume less power.. and are more durable with no moving parts. On the down side, they are more expensive and don't yet have the same capacity. But Imation is taking a step towards bringing SSDs to mainstream consumers with its Solid State Drive upgrade kits. Product marketing manager Francis Abeywardane...

"I think it's going to come down and I think it's going to become mainstream. If you look at the M class, it's around 300 dollars for an upgrade kit where people can do it by themselves. So you have your laptop, so what you could do is upgrade it and make your laptop last longer."

Capacities range from 32 to 128 gigabytes and the kits include all of the software and hardware you need. You can find us on the Web, with archives, product giveaways and more, at I'm Fred Fishkin.