Lexar today has announced 32GB and 64GB solid state drives (SSDs) for use as laptop hard drive replacements or in any external enclosure that accepts 2.5-inch SATA mechanisms. Because they use flash memory in place of spinning platters, SSDs are promised to be "more durable, require less power, and offer greater overall system performance than traditional hard disk drives." Lexar's 32GB and 64GB models will be sold under the Crucial brand name and are expected to ship in early February 2008.

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