Intel said Tuesday that solid-state drives can extend battery life up to 30 minutes compared to hard disk drives.
Add the speed advantage of solid state drives and that's two strikes against hard disks. Price parity--strike three--is still a ways off, however. That--and the fact that hard drives offer much larger capacities--will keep hard drives competitive next year.
For now, Intel is evangelizing the benefits of speed and power efficiency.
Most independent benchmarks show that solid state drives perform better than hard disk drives. In some cases, a lot better. That's a given now. One area, however, that … Read more