Let the SSD flash hard drive wars begin! Engadget picked up on a PQI press release that announced a 64 GB Solid State Disk (SSD) flash-based hard drive. The 2.5-inch drive has a fast SATA interface for up to 100 MBps (that’s megabytes, not megabits, people) but mum’s the word on price. On the horizon, we’ll see SSD drives in 128 Gigabytes of storage capacity; PQI expects us to see them this year, in fact!
64 GB might be the capacity that starts to gain notice for these drives, especially in smaller handheld computing devices and notebooks. Price will continue to be a factor, but bear in mind that Samsung and SanDisk are already in this market; more competition should mean lower prices sooner.