Flash memory has several advantages over hard-disk drive storage: it consumes less power, it has higher resistance to shock, it's more reliable because there are no moving parts, it can read and write data faster, and it's silent in operation. But there's a major hurdle to mass-market adoption: it's much more expensive.
With the continuing fall in prices for flash memory, there's a bigger chance for such products to be made available. According to reports, flash memory prices dropped 40 percent last year alone.
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