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News Intel’s SSD technology is looking great

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 9 Jun 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. bahgger

    bahgger Minimodder

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    Wow this sounds interesting. I can't wait to see future developments! I personally do virus scans on my PC whenever I'm not using it, but I also leave it on all the time because bootup is one boring process. The introduction of these SSD's would let me do virus scans while I surf the net since it wouldn't take too long.
     
  3. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    very interested. I was toying with the idea of slapping a SSD in my laptop, then i remembered its only got a IDE interface. guess a new lappy is in order! haha
     
  4. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan What's a Dremel?

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    I never do a HD virus scan, seems pointless to me to scan the same stuff everyday.. What I do use, is the live 'monitor' of the scanner.

    I want SSD... CHEAP, MORE GB and I want it NOW!
     
  5. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii What's a Dremel?

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    256GB SSD for around 100quid is when I'll step in and buy one, can't wait for intel to release. any ETA?
     
  6. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Ruggedized?
     
  7. Tim S

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    I was told more would be revealed at IDF... so maybe it's closer than we think :)
     
  8. Xir

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    Current usb-thumbdrives don't go below ca. 3€/GB... so I'd expect it to be expensive for a while...
     
  9. bowman

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    We all know SSDs are utterly awesome, apart from the cheap ones they mostly all are, but I'm more interested in how the raw numbers on read/write and price will look compared to the competition.
     
  10. ssj12

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    Where are the 3.5" SSDs?
     
  11. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    SSD's are good but how long does a virus scan usualy take as I never have to run them?
     
  12. bowman

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    ssj12, MTRON does 3.5" ones but from others they are rare.
     
  13. Mr_Sinister

    Mr_Sinister Not Evil, just Bad

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    This is a very interesting piece of tec and i will be keeping a eye on this
     
  14. dyzophoria

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    well, come on a virus scan was just a demo, its a good benchmark on how fast "all" your files on your hard disk are accessed, it makes sense to use it as a demo IMHO, rather than firing multiple apps up, since apps can be cached, a virus scan? no :)

    anyway, things are looking good for the SSD front, more competition may result in a faster adaptation and price drops of SSD's
     
  15. Nexxo

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    Price?
     
  16. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    ^^^ secound that ^^^

    it's going to be a long while before I invest in SSD
     
  17. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    SSDs have a while to go before they hit the price per GB of cheap USB flash sticks though - I'd be more than happy with a 32GB for €100 / £75 or a 64GB for €200 / £150, which is about the €3 per GB you quote, but at the moment you're looking at more like triple that.

    The day a 32 GB SSD hits <=£100 inc VAT is the day my OS leaves the mechanical domain permanently.
     
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