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CES 2007: Solid-State Drives And a Hard Drive Crusher at CES

Hitachi's Deskstar 7K1000 has an insane 1 TB of storage capacity. Hitachi reps told us the drive should ship in about three months for $400 retail or around $350 at discount stores.

Hitachi’s Deskstar 7K1000 has an insane 1 TB of storage capacity. Hitachi reps told us the drive should ship in about three months for $400 retail or around $350 at discount stores.

Closer look at the Deskstar 7K1000 drive

Closer look at the Deskstar 7K1000 drive

EDR Solutions sells this therapeutic drive crusher. The machine punches out the center spindle and deforms all the platters of a hard drive.

EDR Solutions sells this therapeutic drive crusher. The machine punches out the center spindle and deforms all the platters of a hard drive.

The results are quite satisfying.

The results are quite satisfying.

It might be hard to recover data from this drive.

It might be hard to recover data from this drive.

EDR Solutions showed off dozens of destroyed drives.

EDR Solutions showed off dozens of destroyed drives.

Shot of the EDR Solutions sign

Shot of the EDR Solutions sign

SanDisk's 32 GB solid-state drive will be compatible with any laptop that accepts 1.8" hard drives. Aki Bleyer, SanDisk's Technical Marketing Manager, told us the drive is ready to ship and the company is looking for OEMs.

SanDisk’s 32 GB solid-state drive will be compatible with any laptop that accepts 1.8" hard drives. Aki Bleyer, SanDisk’s Technical Marketing Manager, told us the drive is ready to ship and the company is looking for OEMs.

Closer look at the connector

Closer look at the connector

Bleyer showed off how fast the solid-state drive boots compared to a regular drive. The left laptop cold-booted to Windows Vista and Microsoft Word much faster than the right laptop. Both laptops had only 512 MB of RAM and Bleyer said the OS page-swappi

Bleyer showed off how fast the solid-state drive boots compared to a regular drive. The left laptop cold-booted to Windows Vista and Microsoft Word much faster than the right laptop. Both laptops had only 512 MB of RAM and Bleyer said the OS page-swappi

Seagate's Momentus hybrid drive only spins when data is needed. Seagate reps said hybrid drives could add 15 to 30 minutes of extra battery power.

Seagate’s Momentus hybrid drive only spins when data is needed. Seagate reps said hybrid drives could add 15 to 30 minutes of extra battery power.