Laptop HDD Going the Way of the Floppy

George Scalise, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), says flash memory chips will replace notebooks’ hard disk drives within five years. Samsung has already demonstrated a notebook that uses a 32 GB flash drive. That company predicts 30% of all notebooks will run on flash memory by 2008.

According to Scalise, once the price of a good-sized flash drive falls below $50, the system will prevail over hard disks.

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