Chrome OS Will Not Support Hard Disk Drives

Lucas Mearian:

Google Inc. said today that the upcoming release of its new Google Chrome operating system will not support products hard disk drives in favor of solid state drives (SSD).

This is smart. First, Chrome doesn’t need large amounts of local storage. Second, going SSD-only lets Google use a file system that is designed from the ground up for random access drives. If you can count on the drive being solid state, you can make all sorts of performance optimizations. They’re building for the future.

Thursday, 19 November 2009