We are always wondering how to improve the PC’s reliability and consumption on board. Producers of PC are starting to bet on new storage devices able to improve notably both issues. We are talking about the SSD or Solid State Drive.
We’ve seen that PDA and other portable devices already use memory cards, but not conventional laptops just yet.
The risk of using a conventional PC on board is that hard disks are very fragile, and thus very likely to suffer damages caused by vibrations and sudden waves hitting on your boat.
Additionally, the consumption of hard disks is higher due to the mechanical components and ventilation.
In the next few weeks we will inform you about the new True Heading’s PC specially designed for marine use, that incorporates this technology.