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

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

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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*

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

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Original Poster

I think IDE sustained transfer rates are only around 40MB/s? So the IDE interface might be a bit limiting here

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.

Original Poster

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.

It's a great piece of kit but it would have to come down to about £100 before I could justify buying one

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.

Original Poster

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.

Admin

Do you have a link? I believe the Sony UX series use SSD but didn't know … 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

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Original Poster

Thanks!

Unfortunately the company is only offering the new models to parties … 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.



pocket-lint.co.uk/new…tml

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.

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

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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?

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

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:

Admin

Do you have a link? I believe the Sony UX series use SSD but didn't know … 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.

Original Poster

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.

Umm... you can get a 32GB one here for £339 ... :whistling:

scan.co.uk/Pro…790

Original Poster

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...

djfluff

Umm... you can get a 32GB one here for £339 ... … 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

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.

They have the 16GB version in stock for £172 , which is big enough to put vista\xp on .....

I remember when IDE hard drives were £10 a gig ... .:giggle:

Original Poster

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!

I remember when HDDs were £1/meg...

Admin

Does OCUK instock really mean instock?! It shows it as having 10 … 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.

Original Poster

That's a good price and instock then... 655.527 USD according to xe.com for comparison. Can anyone get another 50% off hehe


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