Technology Tips: Newer, faster SSDs go mainstream for Intel IT laptops

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IT Best Practices: Hard drive technology has been evolving at a rapid pace over the last decade – more capacity, higher speeds and smaller sizes. But in the last couple of years, a whole new approach to storage technology has landed: the Intel solid-state drive (SSD). These new SSDs are faster, lower power, and more reliable than the traditional magnetic media drives (a.k.a. hard disk drives or HDDs) that have been the standard for more than 20 years at Intel. Here’s a high level education about SSD technology to improve your “geek IQ” a look into why Intel IT is putting them in every new laptop PC at Intel (an retrofitting existing PCs), and a few other things you probably want to know about SSDs.