Wednesday, July 7th 2010

Buffalo Intros 256 GB IDE Solid State Drive

Buffalo Technology released a new 2.5" IDE Solid State Drive (SSD) for notebooks that still use the disk interface. The company's SHD-NHPU2 SSD come in capacities of 256 GB, and make use of MLC NAND flash chips. The drives have also feature USB 2.0 interface that lets you access it as a USB mass storage device. In the ATA mode (when connected by IDE), the drive provides transfer rates of 101 MB/s, and is aided by 64 MB of cache. If you're thinking of buying one, keep US $1220 ready.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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46 Comments on Buffalo Intros 256 GB IDE Solid State Drive

#1
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
hmm IDE interesting.....

wouldn't this defeat the purpose of being an SSD?
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#2
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
If you can afford to put a $1200 SDD in a laptop, you should be able to afford a new one with SATA interface.
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#3
Papahyooie
by: Frick
If you can afford to put a $1200 SDD in a laptop, you should be able to afford a new one with SATA interface.
This. Who in the world thought that there was an appropriate market at that price point???
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#5
pr0n Inspector
Whoever at Buffalo thought this was a good idea should just shoot himself in the balls.
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#6
MoonPig
Wow, sooo pointless it's untrue.

What a waste of money and effort.

Fuck sake.
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#7
DaveK
Surely you would be able to buy a new laptop with a 256GB SSD for less?
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#8
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: DaveK
Surely you would be able to buy a new laptop with a 256GB SSD for less?
A $600 laptop plus a $600 SSD? I wouldn't do that. :P
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#9
Yukikaze
by: Frick
A $600 laptop plus a $600 SSD? I wouldn't do that. :P
Still beats buying this thing. Whoever invented this needs to be shot.
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#10
DaedalusHelios
by: Yukikaze
Still beats buying this thing. Whoever invented this needs to be shot.
I think it was sarcasm perhaps?
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#11
Yukikaze
by: DaedalusHelios
I think it was sarcasm perhaps?
Probably. I am setting up Hadoop for the first time, so I cannot be blamed for lack of any ability to perceive anything beyond the plain text in front of me at the moment :banghead:

Work, you danged piece of software, WORK.
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#12
Timonthy
This is like making an AGP Fermi, so pointlessly funny.
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#13
Atom_Anti
by: Timonthy
This is like making an AGP Fermi, so pointlessly funny.
I doubt it:wtf:. It brings lot more performance for older PCs, than upgrade CPUs, GPUs, Memories. You can use it in older Pentium 4, Athlon XP machines and in older laptops up to Pentium M (Dothan). The older PATA drives makes only 30-40MB/sec, but the interface can handle up to 133MB/sec.

However the price is pointless:mad:.
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#14
TheLaughingMan
For those that doubted me when I said IDE SSD's were pointless 6 months ago, behold. This is f&%^*(^ stupid. Even if you use this for a laptop, a standard HDD at 7200 RPMs will give you the same performance, more space, and cheaper.
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#16
ktr
Well, the second feature, other than super speed, is that SSD has no moving parts. This particular SSD is probably for industrial computers which still uses IDE.
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#19
erek
by: Atom_Anti
That is an old crap with average reading speed 36MB/sec.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/uploads/tx_templavoila/hdtune_dd5785_03.jpg
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Alienware-S-4-m5550-Notebook.2701.0.html
what did you expect, its IDE, and i got like 42MB/sec avg read with HD tach when i owned one... the fastest PATA IDE drive i know of is the samsung HM160HC (5400rpm)

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb109/bigdogtrucker/HDTune_Benchmark_SAMSUNG_HM160HC-1.png
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#20
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Even it is wasn't insanely stupidly priced, even if it was reasonably priced for an SSD of that size at $600, anyone with a laptop old enough to use it would be an idiot to buy this drive. You can put that $600 into a new laptop with a standard HDD, and it would kill the old laptop with this SSD.
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#22
erek
by: Atom_Anti
This is exactly why not pointless and stupid an SSD PATA with 100MB/sec. Because it is just double speed than the fastest laptop PATA HDD:rolleyes:.
what's with the sarcasm? it is double the speed
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#23
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: Atom_Anti
This is exactly why not pointless and stupid an SSD PATA with 100MB/sec. Because it is just double speed than the fastest laptop PATA HDD:rolleyes:.
Yes, but it is still pointless because, even at reasonable SSD prices of ~$600 that money could buy a brand new laptop that would outperform the old laptop in every way even if the old laptop had this SSD. And $1200 can buy you one hell of a laptop with an SSD in it already...
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#24
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: brandonwh64
hmm IDE interesting.....

wouldn't this defeat the purpose of being an SSD?
Nah while the write speeds etc would be comprimised by the interface the random reads etc would still be the same so you get snappy performance but not so fast transfer speeds.
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#25
Atom_Anti
by: newtekie1
Yes, but it is still pointless because, even at reasonable SSD prices of ~$600 that money could buy a brand new laptop that would outperform the old laptop in every way even if the old laptop had this SSD. And $1200 can buy you one hell of a laptop with an SSD in it already...
The only cons is the price, I did not say 1200USD is ok for it. Hopefully an other brand going to bring cheaper PATA SSD with 133MB/sec read and writing speed.
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