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News SanDisk announces tiny SSD chip

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 19 Aug 2010.

  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  2. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    So, in theory, a couple of these plus a SATA to PCI/e RAID chip on a card could provide a very compact boot array.

    No doubt pricing is going to be steep due to the current 'accepted' price of SSDs............
     
  3. amacieli

    amacieli New Member

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    Can we please start getting away from the sickening use of "i" in front of everything. It's so 1999.
     
  4. MSHunter

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    Just out of curiosity does (i) the from apple products actually stand for any thing?

    BTW I totally agree drop the i it just make people think your and apple imitator and thats not a good thing.
     
  5. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    These look like they could be great.

    How much would they really cost to produce? Because I'd be afraid like Almightrastus points out that they'll just put the price up because its "accepted".
     
  6. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    I hope the i stands for integrated and not idiotically expensive
     
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    This integrated SSD would be great for a boot drive on a SFF system or the slew of tablets we've been seeing. I wonder what they expect the 4GB version to be used in... maybe trying to replace the market for the individual NAND chips used in Phones etc. Should provide much better performance comparatively, but I hope the cost is relatively low as well.
     
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    i think this will mainly be ussed in devices like phones and music players

    in a few years when these become cheap it will be nice to have 60-120GB of space in your phone or mp3 player
     
  9. devilxc

    devilxc Biding my time...

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    Very promising. Motherboards with onboard boot drive; that sounds interesting.
     
  10. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Very useful for laptops that only have room for one 2.5" drive. This way you could have a fast OS drive and a normal HDD for the page file and other files.
     
  11. DarkReaper

    DarkReaper Alignment: Sarcastic Good

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    I'm picturing this as the ultimate in USB memory sticks, only with an eSATA plug instead
     
  12. fodder

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    I bet apple start to use them for their devices, buy in a huge quantity so cheap, then charge users a huge premium for the privilege.

    These do look very promising though if the price is right. Android with 4gb system and 64gb onboard...
     
  13. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    this please!
     
  14. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    so you could in theory have one of these built into motherboard to use as a boot
    "drive" and have your normal hdds for everything else? if the performance is decent enough
     
  15. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    To be honest, you could probably bundle 4 of these together + a raid controller inside a 2.5" housing, to create an awesomely fast single drive.
     
  16. dark_avenger

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