One curious but not unexpected side effect of a slow move to solid state disks is that manufacturers who were formerly only dedicated to flash in embedded devices are now beginning to emerge into the hard drive market. Today, Transcend sent out a press release announcing their first 32GB SSD unit, adding on to their existing 8GB and 16GB line. Coupled with a standard IDE interface, it can be used in place of any other IDE device, and of course has the minimal power draw you'd expect from flash based drives. They do not release performance specifications, though likely as we've seen with other flash drives they aren't quite up to par when faced against their mechanical brethren. That aside, it's encouraging to see more vendors releasing solid state disks. Among other things, it will help increase adoption and potentially drive prices down.

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