256Gb SSD Drive Begins Shipping

Times are a changing; Toshiba has now begun shipping its 256Gb SSD (Solid State Drive – basically a hard disk with no moving parts) joining Samsung in offering this new high capacity in a laptop form factor.

I’m a big fan of SSD for speed (and in some cases battery life) gain; My Apple MacBook Air has a 64Gb SSD and apart from its small capacity, I love the speed of this little laptop. Programs open and close so much quicker and copying data is speedier too. The biggest gain for a photographer on location is the fact that this technology makes your laptop a lot more rugged and resistant to sudden jars whilst the hard drive is in use.
With 256Gb now on offer, the capacity is no longer an issue and as the SSD technology is used more, the prices will (and already have) come down.

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