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Solid state drives are pretty prominent in the consumer sphere these days.

It’s the form of memory that is present in our flash drives, mp3 players and our smartphones.

However, there has been an increasing number of consumer computing products such as the MacBook Air, the ultrabooks using SSDs , thus ditching the traditional hard drive.

SSDs aren’t cheap but they increase the speed of your computer. Indeed, a MacBook Air with a slower processor feels faster than the incumbent MacBook Pros with their traditional hard drives.

What are SSDs and what is the technology that makes them tick?

Ars Technica has posted an in-depth article on SSDs which is worth a read.

The article can be accessed via this link.

And whilst you’re going through this article over a cuppa, be sure to read another quality article by Ars Technica  on Redundant Array of Inexpensive Discs (RAID).