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Jim Manico

January 23, 2008

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Hewlett-Packard is taking the wraps off a desktop PC appropriate for customers that rely mainly on a single application.The offering is actually a new version of HP?s Compaq DC7800 series desktop PC, which was initially introduced last September, but now has an option of adding a 16-GB solid-state drive (SSD), according to CNET News.com.

SSDs use memory chips instead of rotating platters for data storage, thereby lowering power consumption while increasing performance compared to hard-disk drives (HDDs). Those advantages, of course, come with a price: Right now SDD is more expensive than HDD -- a 16-GB SSD costs about $300, compared with $120 for an 80-GB HDD, said Kirk Godkin, HP?s senior product manager for business PCs. "This is not a mainstream product," added Godkin, who said HP will eventually offer 32-GB or 64-GB SSDs as they gain mass appeal.CNET News.com

About the Author(s)

Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/?page_id=534>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Clad-Java-Building-Secure-Applications/dp/0071835881> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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