Solid state drives and flash drives? Tags: Hard Drives Solid State Flash Flash Drive Storage Last response: September 10, 2008 1:16 PM in Storage Share ryanthesav August 20, 2008 6:12:17 PM I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the difference is between a solid state drive and a flash drive? Thanx More about : solid state drives flash drives rockyjohn August 20, 2008 6:29:57 PM Both are solid state devices for storing data. A SSD refers to a hard drive for a computer system; a flash drive usually refers to a small mobil device - usually pen shaped but thicker and shorter or a small "card" that is connected to a computer device - usually by USB port or a card slot. Just go search newegg to see examples of both. wheelthrown August 20, 2008 7:18:15 PM eggzactly! RockyJohn is exactly right they are just different applications of essentialy the same technology. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer khelben1979 September 10, 2008 1:16:55 PM Facts regarding solid state drives: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive Facts regarding flash drives: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_drive Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources solid state drives, flash memory, and "swapon" Forum SolvedSolid State Drives (SSD) with AMD chipsets - ??? Forum SolvedWhy are larger Solid state drives generally faster at reading and writing data? Forum SolvedSolid State Drives Forum SolvedCan You Mix Conventional Disk Drives & Solid State Drives? Forum SolvedBest Solid State Drives Forum SolvedDo I need to RAID my 2 Solid-state drives? Forum SolvedSolid state drives Forum SolvedDefragmentation and Solid State Hybrid Drives Forum SolvedA Two-Fold Question about Solid State Drives and Windows 8 Forum SolvedBenefit from small solid state drives just for the os and how? Forum SolvedAre there MRAM solid state drives? Forum SolvedOverhead on solid state drives Forum Reliability of solid state drives vs hard disk drives Forum OCZ Solid State Drives Forum Solid state drives Forum Hard Drives vs Solid State? Forum Need more information on Solid State Drives Forum SSD - Solid State - Hard Drives - Who is the fastest - Most Reliable Forum How to do raid on two solid state drives in a laptop Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !