Analyst: Apple could soon expand NAND flash use in iPods and MacBooks

“American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu said Wednesday that channel checks and other research suggests Apple Inc. could soon expand its use of NAND flash memory in its iPods and Macs,” Rex Crum reports for MarketWatch.

“…Wu said there are indications that Apple could release a small, ‘subnotebook’ computer that uses NAND flash for its main storage instead of a traditional hard-disk drive,” Crum reports.

Crum reports, “Wu said that Apple will continue to used hard-disk drives for its video iPod, but that ‘NAND flash is inevitable.'”

Full article here.

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  1. Well, if you stay behind the bandwagon far enough you can avoid stepping in the horse droppings, but technically still be following.

    IOW, Where have I heard this before, and how often? Oh right, MDN kindly posted a half-dozen links.

  2. News. The word is derived from word new.

    This information is antics in terms of computer information. It’s just fucking natural that every laptop and desktop will use solid state memory in the future.

    How distant? Well maybe Shaw Wu could tell us…

  3. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. My boy Shaw Wu doesn’t know what he’s talking about most of the time. The rest of the time he makes these terribly obvious statements in an attempt to look insightful. Kind of the way Bill Gates does. Anyway, my appologies to you readers that must tollerate my son’s terrible analysis skills.

  4. Don’t Flash Mem have a limited amount of re write life. I Know they can last years in Portable players.and iPods.

    But on a computer, it’s constantly writing, rewriting, deleting, reading, all the time. How long will they hold up?????

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