Most people now buy laptops for their computing needs and have to make the decision between getting either a Solid State Drive (SSD) or Hard Disk Drive (HDD) as the storage component. So which is best to get, an SSD or HDD? There’s no straight-forward answer to this question; each buyer has different needs and you have to evaluate the decision based on those needs, your preferences, and of course budget. Even though the price of SSDs has been falling, the price per gigabyte advantage is still strongly with HDDs. Yet, if performance and fast bootup is your primary consideration and money is secondary, then SSD is the way to go. We’ll make a comparison of SSD and HDD storage and go over the good, the bad, and the ugly of both.
Dell Inc. shareholders are voting Thursday on founder Michael Dell’s plan to take the slumping computer maker private in hopes of engineering a turnaround away from Wall Street’s glare. In a sign that the vote could be close, a special committee of the company’s board sent a letter to shareholders emphasizing its opposition to a rival plan from activist investor Carl Icahn. Dell Inc. also said Thursday’s meeting could be adjourned quickly without a formal vote to give the board more time to round up support for the $24.4-billion (U.S.) buyout offer from Michael Dell and other investors.