Samsung rolled out a 2.5-inch, 32GB flash drive that the company intends to market as a hard drive replacement unit. As it is with solid-state anything, it uses up just a fraction of the energy of devices with moving parts—in this case, 5% of the power of an old-fashoined spinning hard disk.
This technology will be especially well-suited for laptops, where Samsung, the world's largest manufacturer of NAND flash memory, has been trying to push its products. Samsung didn't reveal pricing for the 32GB unit, but it will probably show up first in notebooks manufactured in Taiwan.
Samsung unveils 32GB Flash-based 'HDD killer' [Reg Hardware]