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News Samsung launches 500GB laptop drive

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 Jan 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Nice, now we just need to know about power drain Consumption
     
  3. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    lots of portable porn.......
    i am also interested in the power consumption of it....
     
  4. wolff000

    wolff000 I am here to steal your secrets.

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    nice but spinning drive in a portable device just seems to last century. I want some ssd at a decent price already.
     
  5. TGImages

    TGImages Grandpa

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    SSD is where I expect to be as soon as the price is a bit more competitive... however the market for larger drives like this being used in external cases or as secondary drives will be around for quite awhile yet.
     
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    Sark.inc New Member

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    hdds will always be cheaper to make will they not?

    if so they will always be around then..
     
  7. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    probably has piss poor performance like most laptop drives :( , the solid state stuff can't come down in price quick enough if you ask me.
     
  8. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    with the increased density of data normal 500Gb Hds surpass the 10K raptor in terms of speed...... 500Gb on a slowish laptop hard drive may make it stupidly fast compared to earlier smaller hard drives....

    anyway the future is for solid state......
     
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    TTmodder Hammertime

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    Stop developing ordinary hdd´s .Gimme high performance long lasting cheap ssd´s NOW :sigh:
     
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    I still want to see standard flash modules connected in a RAID-Like system, so instead of reads and writes hitting one flash unit only in sequence, you get multiple reads/writes happening simultaneously, and massively increased bandwidth. That way you'd have the best of both worlds: 0 seek time, and high-speed data transfer, all in one package.

    If you could find a system that would let you do it, you could simulate an array like that by RAID0'ing a load of USB2 memory sticks together. But XP/Vista won't let you do that and Linux is flaky at best. I've heard you can RAID anything in OSX, but I don't have a Mac to test that hypothesis.
     
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