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Performance re-defined

Great article in this morning’s Wall St. Journal on how Intel shifted its focus over the last year from ever increasing processor clock speeds to minimizing power drain on mobile computers and, thereby, significantly extending battery life.

I’ve been waiting for the disk storage market to execute a similar turn. Much of the time my personal computer is waiting for disk I/O to complete. I’ve now got capacity galore on my hard drive (80 GB) — but its performance remains relatively sucky. How about a performance focus out of one of the players in the disk storage business?

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