If it weren’t about the cost or storage capacity issue, most of us would choose an SSD over the traditional hard disk without hesitation. Now the smart folks over in Japan have decided to make SSDs even more enticing to us, by increasing the write speeds and reducing the power draw. Thanks to their new single-cell self-boost technique, researchers have lowered the operational voltage down to 1V, while being able to churn out write speeds of 9.5GB/s. Granted there’s still some way to go before we see this technology being used in SSDs on the store shelves, but you can be sure that the future is bright for SSDs. Will it replace traditional hard drives any time soon?