Flash Drives Replace Disks

Rows of customer's server cages at the SV5 Equinix facility in South San Jose.

Rows of customer’s server cages at the SV5 Equinix facility in South San Jose.

Equinix, a data center occupied by some of the biggest names on the web, allows Facebook, Amazon, and Google plug directly into the internet. They offer the privacy to these big name companies to keep their gear safe from their competitors. Another company that uses Equinix is making the switch from their hard drives to solid-state drives, also known as SSDs. Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft have been heard of also using SSDs. SSDs is a device for storing information. They contain flash memories, the same thing used to store information on your IPhone. SSDs are more expensive than normal hard drives, but companies are realizing that they make economic sense. They are now being used in high profile laptops such as Apple’s MacBook Pros. In the long run, SSDs save you money and provide a higher performance. Will this flash drive replace all disks?

 

Source: wired.com