Bye-bye hard drive, hello flash

Manufacturers of NAND flash memory say they will expand the market for their chips over the next few years and colonize devices that now rely on hard drives or other types of memory. In turn, this could mean phones that can record several hours of video, or smaller notebooks with twice or more the battery life.

The NAND noise will be particularly strong at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas, with manufacturers showing off the solid-state technology as an increasingly important component in cell phones and talking up how it will find its way into notebook hard drives in 2006.

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  1. Hello,

    I’m hoping you can provide some guidance for me. I am setting up a training center with a dozen laptops. From past experience, I know students can wreak havoc on the setup; therefore, would like to take each hard drive back to a known good state following each class. I want to maintain applications, paths, and drivers. Disk imaging seems to be the best option for this. My question is in regards to SID … my understanding is that this ID must remain different on each computer or networking gremlins will attack. So … if the imaging software doesn’t support SID changing, what are my options? Do I then need an image specific to each computer?

    Also, will you please explain the difference between disk imaging and disk cloning?

    Thank you!

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