Speedy solid-state drives may finally be ready for prime time

02/8/2010 | Computerworld

Companies that are looking to embrace cloud computing may want to take another look at flash-based solid-state storage drives, experts say. Solid-state drives can perform far more operations per second than a hard-disk drive, allowing them to take advantage of faster processors and reduce database lag time. While SSDs can cost 10 to 20 times as much as a comparable hard-disk device, their cost has decreased by an average of 60% per year for three years, making them a more viable option for many businesses, experts note.

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