Baidu has confirmed it has been researching new physical storage
technology to replace the existing hard drives powering its
search technology. The move comes as part of Baidu's plan to
overhaul its system to improve search speed. While the company
has not confirmed exactly what the changes involve, rumors are
circulating on Chinese Internet portal Tencent Tech that Baidu
has finished internal testing and will be ready to launch the
new technology shortly.
According to experts in the search field, the new technology is
likely to be solid-state drive (SSD) storage technology.
Internet portal Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) is reporting that Baidu has
confirmed that the new physical storage is using SSD storage,
and that mechanical hard drives have been removed from all
computer clusters used by Baidu's search engine.