Mobile tech blogger jkkmobile is highlighting SSD or solid state disk technology all week at his site. In a nutshell, solid state disks offer a number of advantages over traditional hard drives because they have no moving parts which can break, and they don’t make any noise. They’re also physically smaller, although you typically have to pay more for a solid state disk than you would for a hard drive the same size.
But not all SSDs are created equal. Some are super-fast (and super-expensive), while others are slower than your typical hard drive and only useful if you want to hand your computer to your kid brother and have the storage survive a three foot drop to the floor. If you want to learn more about SSDs you should check out jkkmobile’s comprehensive 18 minute video overview.
Or if you want to cut right to the chase, check out his followup post about a new line of cheap SSDs from Runcore and MyDigitalSSD. You can pick up a 16GB disk for an Asus Eee PC with decent read and write speeds for as little as $69. Or if you’ve got a bit more cash than that burning a hole in your pocket, the companies are also offering 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB SSDs.