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Monday, December 31st, 2007, 9:59 am

Hard Drives Become Hard Sellers

Cell processorHitachi seems to be having some financial trouble, but might this also indicate that we’re approaching the end of hard drives (as we know them)?

Hitachi Ltd., Japan’s biggest electronics conglomerate, plans to exit the business of making small hard disk drives as demand shifts to flash memory chips, the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday.

How about that penny-sized 16 GB memory chip from Intel? It is even smaller than those SD cards which were able to contain 4GB about 2-3 years ago. It’s quite amazing. “All human knowledge in a matchbox” prophecies are drawn nearer.

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