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32GB Crucial Mobile Solid State Drive
CT32SSDN100P00

* Card Size: 32GB
* Card Type: Mini PCIe SSD

netbook

64gb also available £104.64
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#1
Could I perhaps plug one of these into my Eee?

Chris
#2
Good price - I was looking at this earlier but couldn't see the specs on the UK site. I looked on Crucial US which lists the data and it seems the write speeds are on the slow side when compared with Runcore drives (which I accept are a more money and less available in the UK). Depends what you want it for of course - I'm planning on using it as the main OS drive in an Asus 901 so for me the Runcore is better but it costs $129+ US.

Voted hot though.
#3
evapor8
Could I perhaps plug one of these into my Eee?

Chris


Depends which EEE you have - if you go through the memory checker on the Crucial website it will show compatible upgrades.
#4
pjk
Depends which EEE you have - if you go through the memory checker on the Crucial website it will show compatible upgrades.


I have a 900 .... I'll go take a look. Thanks!
#5
Why swap this drive in your EEE? some folk have already proved that atm they can use more power than standard hdd?
1 Like #6
Looks like computer says no ....
#7
DireEmblem
Why swap this drive in your EEE? some folk have already proved that atm they can use more power than standard hdd?


Why not?
#8
DireEmblem
Why swap this drive in your EEE? some folk have already proved that atm they can use more power than standard hdd?


Many of the EEEs have small SSD drives already. The secondary SSD on my 901 is quite slow as well. For a netbook, that may not have an easy life, I prefer the idea of solid state.
#9
evapor8
computer says no ....


Lol
#10
At last theyre coming down!
#11
DireEmblem
Why swap this drive in your EEE? some folk have already proved that atm they can use more power than standard hdd?


if you are referring to the test done by toms hardware that has already been exposed as severely flawed, these do not use more power than a standard hdd
#12
evapor8
Looks like computer says no ....


You might have a look here to see if any of the Runcore versions will work -

http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/CategoryProductList.jsp?cat=Browse+By+Brand:RunCore

I've read good things about these drives on the eeeuser forum and jkkmobile.com - will probably pick one up when I'm next Stateside, unless I can find a cheap place in Europe or direct from Hong Kong...
#13
Can't wait for large capacity's to become cheap (500gb+)
#14
electriclinux
Can't wait for large capacity's to become cheap (500gb+)


In solid state? Laptop HDDs have just hit 500Gb, it's gonna be a few years or more before 500Gb+ is cheap in SSDs.
#15
surely your eee pc do not have a pci express slot?or am i wrong
#16
:)

this is much slower than the Runcore one, I know cos i have been shopping for these.

Only place in Uk stocking Runcore though is memoryc - Where I just ordereda 16Gb one, at slightly more than this 32Gb one. I have a 901 eee-pc

The choice is decent though in that 32Gb is beetter value for people needing some space, but I just wanted speed as I am thinkng of putting os X on my eee-pc.

mydigitaldiscount deliver internationaly but I was fearful of the import duties that might happen.

memoryc - there is a 5% off code...google for it!
:whistling::w00t:
#17
I have the Runcore 32GB for my Dell and its really good. The mini usb connector on it was super for copying everything of the original 8GB.
#18
How fast is it?
#19
ro888
How fast is it?


Does 0 to 60 in 2.5 secs and has a top speed of 150mph. Hot!
#20
soto - I think you are confused. This is for a netbook computer, how can it have a velocity? :x
#21
littlecoupe
surely your eee pc do not have a pci express slot?or am i wrong


This is Mini PCIe as the title clearly stated. This is the same type of socket as used by your internal wifi card. Some netbooks run on SSDs and use this socket internally to attach the drives to.
#22
These might be of interest to EEE owners, but in the main, I would personally never buy solid state unless they improved by quite a bit.

From what I know they are generally much slower in use than a 'normal' hard drive.

Advantages:
No moving parts - better reliability? Only time will tell
Silent operation
Less heat and power consumption

Disadvantages:
High price for relatively low capacity
Write speeds up to 4 times slower!

[bear in mind this article is about a year old] http://www.geeks.com/techtips/2008/techtips-30MAR08.htm
#23
faythur i think youre wrong. They are very quick to boot up from as well, an reall advantage. Apple macbook air is very pricey but they are state of the art machines...once you have used solid state you realise you just need an external drive occasionally . The robustness and portability / /low power use are really what counts imho
#24
publicnme
In solid state? Laptop HDDs have just hit 500Gb, it's gonna be a few years or more before 500Gb+ is cheap in SSDs.


Except miniaturising magnetic hard drives is difficult which is why the laptop hard drives are always behind their desktop counter parts. Conversely the 128gb chips if you broke the IC package open, are wafer thin and about the size of a finger nail (just look at micro SD cards) so in the future I think it is going to be much easier to make high capacity SSDs than it will be to make high capacity small hard drives. As they become more popular they're likely to take over as the default choice for all mobile computers and eventually probably desktops too. I bet now that the 128gb drives are about a third of their current price by the end of this year.
#25
so thats how it looks like........hmm
#26
i think they are specifically designed for the dell and asus netbooks.theyre not fast but im sure they match a 5400 hdd ,plus the bonus is no defragmenting which is the biggest cause of slow downs after a few weeks use.
#27
just an observer with an cowon iaudio x5 saying 105 for 64gb thats pretty handy for a mp3 player,seeing as it works with cf and sd cards
#28
battez
soto - I think you are confused. This is for a netbook computer, how can it have a velocity? :x


Whoosh..... http://www.blackfive.net/main/images/2008/02/21/confused.jpg
#29
bruffterman
Except miniaturising magnetic hard drives is difficult which is why the laptop hard drives are always behind their desktop counter parts. Conversely the 128gb chips if you broke the IC package open, are wafer thin and about the size of a finger nail (just look at micro SD cards) so in the future I think it is going to be much easier to make high capacity SSDs than it will be to make high capacity small hard drives. As they become more popular they're likely to take over as the default choice for all mobile computers and eventually probably desktops too. I bet now that the 128gb drives are about a third of their current price by the end of this year.


I totally agree with you which proves my point really. Currently 128Gb drives are about £230. So in about 12 months time, 128Gb will still be more than this 32Gb by your reckoning. Perhaps 256Gb drives will be out by then, and for a guess they'll be at least twice as expensive as the 128Gb, so perhaps £150. Another 12 months passes, the 256Gb is then 'cheap' with the 512Gb just coming out. So it'll be another 12months before that 512Gb is anywhere close to mainstream and 'cheap'. So as per my original point, there's a few years wait for large (500Gb+) drives to be cheap.
#30
My PIC
#31
publicnme
I totally agree with you which proves my point really. Currently 128Gb drives are about £230. So in about 12 months time, 128Gb will still be more than this 32Gb by your reckoning. Perhaps 256Gb drives will be out by then, and for a guess they'll be at least twice as expensive as the 128Gb, so perhaps £150. Another 12 months passes, the 256Gb is then 'cheap' with the 512Gb just coming out. So it'll be another 12months before that 512Gb is anywhere close to mainstream and 'cheap'. So as per my original point, there's a few years wait for large (500Gb+) drives to be cheap.


mmm no doulting they will drop in price, Thing is at moment 32gb and less is all that will go in netbook (to keep price down) but thats where ssd really started to drop in price, now 64gb and 128gb will be getting put in normal notebooks which will make them drop alot faster then the 4-32gb drives did, which means they will drop into netbook range. causing them to get used again more. and again drive price down even more.

512gb ssd drives are already out. (be it insanely expensive) but i reckon end of 2009, we will see <£250 500gb drives.

and personally anyone else remember (scrap that they still do it) gaming pcs which had 72gb Raptor 10k hdd and a 500gb normal 7200rpm hard drive.
One for windows/games/programs and the 500gb was for files musics films videos etc....

Well it will become common place to have a 64gb/128gb sdd as ur main drive for installed programs and the normal hdd, (1tb i would imagine) as media drive
#32
don't forget 7% quidco too :thumbsup:
#33
elmo61
mmm no doulting they will drop in price, Thing is at moment 32gb and less is all that will go in netbook (to keep price down) but thats where ssd really started to drop in price, now 64gb and 128gb will be getting put in normal notebooks which will make them drop alot faster then the 4-32gb drives did, which means they will drop into netbook range. causing them to get used again more. and again drive price down even more.

512gb ssd drives are already out. (be it insanely expensive) but i reckon end of 2009, we will see <£250 500gb drives.


At least 2 years then before 500Gb+ is cheap...?
banned#34
A word or warning with SSD's in general.

There are two types of SSD technology - MLC & SLC

Most current (affordable) SSD cards are based on MLC technology. Typically you pay 8x for a SLC card.

Their is a big question of longevity for MLC cards due to the limited number of writes that can be performed on the card.

Given the large outlay for a decent sized card (120gb+) it may be worth holding off on the purchase until SLC technology is more affordable.

For those that want more information:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=223173
#36
In solid state? Laptop HDDs have just hit 500Gb, it's gonna be a few years or more before 500Gb+ is cheap in SSDs.


OH NO !? ... But no, who on earth stores stuff on a laptop anyway? Most of use have one of the following, external drive? desktop pc? home server?

Storing a lot of stuff on your laptop isn't the most clever considering how easy and desirable to steal they are.
#37
Does anoyone know if this would work on the Dell Mini 9?
#38
timtje
Does anoyone know if this would work on the Dell Mini 9?


From the Crucial website it looks like part number CT923475 is the 32GB SSD for the Dell Mini. You can find compatible upgrades with their "advisor".
#39
petermerritt
who on earth stores stuff on a laptop anyway? Most of use have one of the following, external drive? desktop pc? home server?

Laptops are intended to be portable. I generally don't take my home server or desktop PC with me when i go away on holiday or on business, yet it is nice to be able to have access to my music and videos.

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