AnandTech takes a look at a new 16GB solid state disk from Transcend. The storage capacity is quite small but the product might be perfect for several applications.
The good news for solid state disk proponents is that all of the weaknesses (price, transfer rate, etc) have made very dramatic improvements during the last few years due to increased adoption of the technology in mobile devices. The future of solid state looks promising indeed - but what about the present? Let's have a look at Transcend's newest 16GB SSD offering, the TS16GSSD25-S.
Check it out over here. The site says the average access times of the SSD drive are much lower than conventional HDDs but the overall performance is lower. The biggest advantage seems to be the higher reliability as a SSD uses no mechanical parts.