Friday, November 13th 2009

PhotoFast Intros G-Monster V4 1.8-inch SSDs

PhotoFast announced three new solid state drives in the 1.8 inch form-factor. All three use IDE interfaces, and hence are ideal for consumer electronics such as PMPs, video cameras, etc. The new series these come under is the G-Monster V4. The drives offer capacities ranged between 32 and 256 GB (probably including 64 GB and 128 GB models along the way), and are characterized by the interface type: 40-pin ZIF, 44-pin IDE, and 50-pin IDE. All three feature MLC NAND flash chips, with 64 MB DRAM memory for the NAND flash controller. The controller offers a "Built-in Garbage Collection" feature that clears deleted data, relocating existing data onto its area. In this way, data fragmentation is reduced. The read-write speeds on offer are 128/90 MB/s, respectively.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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14 Comments on PhotoFast Intros G-Monster V4 1.8-inch SSDs

#1
BraveSoul
by: btarunr
The controller offers a "Built-in Garbage Collection" feature that clears deleted data, relocating existing data onto its area. In this way, data fragmentation is reduced
good thing fragmentation is getting reduced,, any word on the prices?
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#2
Roph
And data fragmentation is worth what on an SSD?

And that 3d Bumblebee ripoff looks terrible.
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Because they way data is handled on SSDs, fragmentation doesn't really occur, well not with this tech they have on it. Similar to the TRIM instruction set of Win 7. So it is worthy of being put on. Not bad read writes for SSDs using IDE, but I mean come on, IDE needs to be put to bed.
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#4
Baum
mh does it fit inside ipod video 5G? zif and 1,8inch might fit
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#5
tkpenalty
by: Baum
mh does it fit inside ipod video 5G? zif and 1,8inch might fit
1.8 drives would probably fit, but why would you want a SSD inside an ipod? :confused:
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
by: tkpenalty
1.8 drives would probably fit, but why would you want a SSD inside an ipod? :confused:
better battery life, less prone to breaking if you drop it?
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#7
LittleLizard
All three use IDE interfaces, and hence are ideal for consumer electronics such as PMPs, video cameras, etc.

at least a manufacturer that explains to me for WHAT are IDE ssd. Thanks Photofast
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#8
audiotranceable
by: tkpenalty
1.8 drives would probably fit, but why would you want a SSD inside an ipod? :confused:
hmm i'll let you answer that one:roll:
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#9
my_name_is_earl
Is it just me or that picture of the robot look too familiar? Lawsuit plz.
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#11
Tartaros
by: Mussels
better battery life, less prone to breaking if you drop it?
Also you could use it when you are doing sport xD
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#12
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
by: Mussels
better battery life, less prone to breaking if you drop it?
that is why i want to take my new zune apart and put a SSD in it.(i drop stuff alot)
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#13
Baum
yes that's the point my main reason was that acceleration harms Harddrives thus my 30GB Ipod video was never used for sport activitys and i am always jealous on ipod nano people.

back in the day there where no netbooks thus ipod video was the way to go :-) for video ....

omg i found them near by and the shop sells them :-)

http://www.maxxxware.de/maxxx_product_gmonster_ide18_zif2_v2_32.php

look on the grey text underneath the picture:
supported: Apple Ipod Classic, Ipod Video, Mac Book Air 1st Generation, Microsoft Zune, Sony VGN-UX50, VGN-UX70, VGN-UX72, VGN-UX90, VGN-UX91, VGN-UX92, VGN-UX180, VGN-UX280, VGN-UX380, VGN-UX480, Sony TZ Series, Sony TT Series, Sony Z Series, Fujitsu U810, U820, U1010, U2010, Lenovo Ideapad U110, Kohjinsha SX3, SC3, Dell Latitude D420, D430, D620, ATG D620.

but it would be insane usind slc inside ipod :-)

does anyone know a good source for MLC SSD 1,8 Inch Zif that is cheap as i don't need speed more access time and powerconsumtion.
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#14
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
after reading the post above i would really like to replace to 120gb HDD in my zune with the 128gb SSD.I hate watching videos and have them shudder at random times and i do drop it alot..:ohwell: too bad its only a week old or i would.
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