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News STEC annouces 1" SSDs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 23 Apr 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. bowman

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    Useless. Bring out more 3.5" drives, I don't care if they cost more than a Raptor as long as they don't cost more than my entire PC combined.
     
  3. steveo_mcg

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    Hardly useless, perfect! Entirely depends on the use.
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    remembers me a compact flash card....
     
  5. WildThing

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    Pretty impressive imo, a great space saver, and it only uses 1 watt!
     
  6. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    thats basically what it is, ssd is what you get if you produce a flash storage media thats not crippled to keep cost down.

    while they are certainly the future, price needs to drop massively for me to consider one, if I would have 500£ to blow I would buy a decent 24" TFT and not a 64GB SSD Drive.
     
  7. Nikumba

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    Might be good as a boot drive for a HTPC, when all the files are stored on a NAS elsewhere?

    Kimbie
     
  8. centy

    centy DFI Nutter

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    That's what I was thinking Nik.
     
  9. Dr. Strangelove

    Dr. Strangelove New Member

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    Wonder when we will see MB's that have one of those integrated for the OS and HD's are only used for your p0rn.. ehh i mean files
     
  10. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    I just got 3 CF to IDE converters off of ebay for $5... Adding in a 133x cheapo CF card will give me a read/write around 15MB/s and almost zero delay. Can't really see how the ludicrous prices on SSD drives are justifiable. Especially if you consider price of USB flash drives.
     
  11. ssj12

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    so where is the adapter for 1" to 3.5" HDD trays. lol
     
  12. metarinka

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    I'm guessing about 4 of them could fit in a 3.5" factor if you stacked them? put them all in raid 0 and now you have a very fast 128 gig hdd comparable to 150gig raptor in size and blowing it away in speed. as far as I know these drives are much more reliable than a mechanical hdd (besides the limited read write cycles) so I would have less problems running them in a raid 0 array.
     
  13. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    isnt the pata connector 1inch + (forgive me if im wrong i dont know imperial units)
     
  14. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    It is a CF card.. sort of. Just with a different controller.

    CF cards do have an IDE interface. You just need a cable converter. The problem with CF is that they will die pretty quickly if used as a normal drive. (Limited number of write cycles.)
     
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