Samsung 32GB ssd (IDE Flash Disk Drive) from PQI

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The 2.5" solid state disk using Samsung NANDs has just come out!  The
PQI Turbo Industrial OEM, the fastest SSD I've seen  under $2000.
According to the the site,
, it has the following specs:
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- Windows Vista ReadyBoost ready
- silent, lightweight, rugged, no moving parts
- high-altitude and wide tempperature range operation
-10 year data retention.

They also said that SATA versions of the 2.5" and 1.8" drives are
coming out in a couple weeks, as well as 64GB flash disks in all sizes.
 Even a 3.5" 64 SSD with SATA AND IDE interfaces!
I guess this stuff really is out now!

Re: Samsung 32GB ssd (IDE Flash Disk Drive) from PQI

On 26 Aug 2006 10:01:18 -0700, wrote:

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Ok, but the prices are obscene.

There is no justification for a 4GB or 8GB solid state drive
to cost more (over $20 more that is) than same size Compact
Flash card.  While it might be more expensive to support
more memory than any flash card supports, it appears the
markup is similarly excessive.

Don't believe what they write about it adding 40 minutes to
a laptop's runtime though, it's not possible with the
average laptop, the HDD in one just doesn't use that high a
percentage of the power.

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