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32GB 2.5" IDE Samsung Solid State Disk Drive $999 £500.00

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[admin] 9y, 8m agoFound 9 years, 8 months ago
If you have the cash handy this is a good price on a 32GB IDE SSD drive - and it's wide temp. If it was SATA maybe I'd go for it *cough* :D

44-pin standard laptop IDE connector (can connect to desktop or server IDE interface with a cheap adapter)
Blazing 58 MB/s read, 32 MB/s write with <1ms access time! GREAT for Windows boot disk. Wide (industrial) temp!
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[admin]#1
I think IDE sustained transfer rates are only around 40MB/s? So the IDE interface might be a bit limiting here ;)
#2
U got money to burn here admin?

Nice bit of kit, HDs are the slowest part of the PC (being mechnical) so I guess this will give your PC some buzz, like giving it lucozade.

I won't be liable for anyone who decides to give their PC lucozade rather than this disk.
[admin]#3
U got money to burn here admin?


hehe I wish. It came out of the discussion in the iPod thread although I have been watching prices on these for a while. I think they'll be cheap enough to buy in a year or so unless iPod's pick them up and they become mass market then the price will drop like a stone.
#4
It's a great piece of kit but it would have to come down to about £100 before I could justify buying one
#5
Fujitsu Siemens are marketing a laptop with this storage system...as you say expect prices to fall and capacities to increase...it's in its infancy at present but is the future storage system.
[admin]#6
Fujitsu Siemens are marketing a laptop with this storage system


Do you have a link? I believe the Sony UX series use SSD but didn't know of any sub-notebooks or full notebooks.
#7
Admin
Do you have a link? I believe the Sony UX series use SSD but didn't know of any sub-notebooks or full notebooks.


Lifebook P1610 and LifeBook B6210

see article here

http://www.computershopper.co.uk/?news/news_story.php?id=108086
[admin]#8
Thanks!

Unfortunately the company is only offering the new models to parties interested in buying 50 or more. Estimated prices per unit are expected to be around $4000 each.


http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/news.phtml/7068/8092/fujitsu-lifebook-ssd-flash-laptop.phtml

Group buy? hehe

SSD in laptops is so right in so many ways - use less power, less heat, faster, quick boot - it's so good.
#9
Hybrid hard drives are a better solution for now though - you get most of the advantages from both. The high capacity of a conventional hard drive with the quick access to common files and lower power of a solid state system. Shame they seem to be coming very slowly to market.

John
[admin]#10
I say skip the hybrids and go straight to full-on SSD though. If they can make a 32GB SSD at the $1k price point I can't see that with some economy of scale we couldn't have it at $200 easy within the year and doubled in size. Look how cheap small SSD is already - you can buy 4GB CF for what? £30?
#11
Admin
I say skip the hybrids and go straight to full-on SSD


I agree and you can get a 4GB flash drive for £17.99 delivered from play so multiply that by 8 (and I know it's more complicated that that) and 32GB becomes sub £150
#12
Out of curiosity, are SSDs limited in anyway (eg. space, size, technology etc) or can we in a few years see SSD's with terabytes of storage space :w00t:
#13
Admin
Do you have a link? I believe the Sony UX series use SSD but didn't know of any sub-notebooks or full notebooks.


Sorry Admin but I don't have a link...I read about it on a weekly mailshot from either Computer Shopper or Computer Buyer.
#14
thats a lot of money for those advantages

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid_state_disk
[admin]#15
Good link Cyrus. According to that there's a 3.5" 160GB in the works and apparently the 32GB sandisk is being sold to computer manufacturers for $350!! At that price it's feasible.
#16
Umm... you can get a 32GB one here for £339 ... :whistling:

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=558790
[admin]#17
Nice spot djfluff - but it's not available and not even an ETA. When that one comes out I suspect we are going to see the first big drop. It's the one everyone's waiting for...
#18
djfluff
Umm... you can get a 32GB one here for £339 ... :whistling:

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=558790


I STILL think its too much lol
#19
If it was SATA I'd replace my raptors! Though no complaints there (aside the noise! )(... and the old school interface negating some of the 10000rpm's utility).
Superb boot disk though.
#20
They have the 16GB version in stock for £172 , which is big enough to put vista\xp on .....
#21
I remember when IDE hard drives were £10 a gig ... .:giggle:
[admin]#23
Does OCUK instock really mean instock?! It shows it as having 10 instock...!

Edit: Ah it's the IDE not SATA. but still...good price!
#24
I remember when HDDs were £1/meg...
#25
Admin
Does OCUK instock really mean instock?! It shows it as having 10 instock...!

Edit: Ah it's the IDE not SATA. but still...good price!


Yup it's a live system AFAIK.
[admin]#26
That's a good price and instock then... 655.527 USD according to xe.com for comparison. Can anyone get another 50% off hehe :D


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