If you’ve been considering the benefits of a flash-based solid-state disk (SSD) drive—no moving parts, low power requirements, fast startup and wake times—but haven’t been sure about installing one as a drop-in replacement for an existing hard drive, then Transcend Information may have the solution for you in the form of is 32 GB ExpressCard/34 SSD.
The drive can be connected directly to ExpressCard-equipped notebook computers, and offers full support for Windows Vista and ReadyBoost (the drive can also be used with Mac OS X 10.4 or newer, or LInux Kernel 2.4 or later). Plus, the drive comes with a USB 2.0 adapter, so users can plug it into a desktop system or other computer as a USB storage device. The drive weighs just 19 grams and can operate at temperatures all the way from freezing (32°F) to way-too-hot (158°F).
The 32 GB ExpressCard/34 SSD is priced at $509 before taxes; Transcend also offers 8 Gb and 16 GB versions for $153 and $281, respectively.