Thursday, September 18th 2008

Buffalo to Release New 2.5'' SSDs

Buffalo Technology is said to be readying three models of 2.5 inch solid state drives for release later this month. The drives are part of the SHD-NSUM series. They are made of multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash design. It uses the standard SATA II interface and weighs 70 grams. The three models would come out in capacities of 30, 60 and 120 GB. It features a built that allows use both inside a notebook or PC and outside it. Apart from the standard SATA power and data connectors, there is a USB connection provided so that users could connect the drive directly using a USB cable that takes care of data and power. Such a feature was also seen with OCZ Core V2 series. The 30, 60 and 120 GB models are to be priced in Japan at about $153, $305 and $459 respectively.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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9 Comments on Buffalo to Release New 2.5'' SSDs

#1
Baum
sweet, the 120GB one would be nice for my drive bay as i can port it inside my laptop and give it away for access over usb :laugh:
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jbunch07
tisk tisk, these are really nice but I still cant justify the price over regular hard drives.
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Weer
by: jbunch07
tisk tisk, these are really nice but I still cant justify the price over regular hard drives.
SSD's are not for storage. They are for the OS and the essential/taxing programs you choose to run. Price/performance, they do compare, but their "performance" is in latency, read/write bandwidth, etc. and not in storage amount.
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jbunch07
by: Weer
SSD's are not for storage. They are for the OS and the essential/taxing programs you choose to run. Price/performance, they do compare, but their "performance" is in latency, read/write bandwidth, etc. and not in storage amount.
I am aware of this. They are still pricey though.
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#5
tkpenalty
Adding this would make my PC 100% silent during HDD load...
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#6
NeoCrisis
Buffalo Tech's customer support is the worst Ive ever experienced.
I rather have a fat man sit on my face while eating Wienerschnitzel then deal with them.
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#7
theJesus
by: Weer
SSD's are not for storage. They are for the OS and the essential/taxing programs you choose to run. Price/performance, they do compare, but their "performance" is in latency, read/write bandwidth, etc. and not in storage amount.
I agree with jbunch. I just don't think the additional performance is worth the cost for most situations, and especially not for the average user. The only reason I'd ever use one is for a 100% noiseless system, and only if I had really high-end recording equipment and mics.

by: NeoCrisis
Buffalo Tech's customer support is the worst Ive ever experienced.
I rather have a fat man sit on my face while eating Wienerschnitzel then deal with them.
I must now post this video. :roll:
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#8
sethk
Wonder if these are the same Samsung OEM drives that many of the other smaller companies releasing SSDs are using.
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#9
xubidoo
It would be nice if they got their normal external drives to last longer than 8 months before releasing new tech,they havnt mastered the old tech yet lol

ive had 2 buffalo ext drives die on me in the last year,i wont be buying another.
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