• Terabyte update: The hard-drive price advantage



    By Will Fastie

    Solid-state drives (SSDs) have rapidly become the drive of choice for all types of devices, with smartphones and tablets leading the way.

    Today’s laptops commonly include an SSD, and an increasing number of desktop PCs are configured with a smallish boot SSD and a larger spinning-platter, hard-disk drive (HDD) for long-term data storage. Given the ongoing changes in storage technology and cost, there’s little doubt that solid-state memory will someday replace mechanical rotating disks. The only question is when?

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.21.0 (2020-06-01). This story also appears in the AskWoody Free Edition 17.21.F.