Friday, November 28th 2008

PhotoFast Readying G-Monster V2 SSDs

PhotoFast is readying two new additions to its solid state drive lineup, with the G-Monster V2 series SSDs. These drives brandish high-performance and capacities by standards of SSDs. The two drives, models PF25S128GSSDV2 and PF25S256GSSDV2 come with capacities of 128 GB and 256 GB respectively. The drives offer read speeds up to 230 MB/s and 160 MB/s writes. They use the standard SATA II interface. The drives support all major operating systems, and sport durability in the form of a high MTBF of 2.5 million hours. The company is expected to start shipping these SSDs by the end of this year.

Source: PhotoFast Memory
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22 Comments on PhotoFast Readying G-Monster V2 SSDs

#1
Mussels
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with no mention of price, i have low interest in this press release.
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Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
excellent i see that SSD's are going to be huge in 09 hopefully by the end of 09 the capacities will have gotten much bigger and hopefully by 2011 those big drives will come down in price.
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Mussels
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by: Solaris17
excellent i see that SSD's are going to be huge in 09 hopefully by the end of 09 the capacities will have gotten much bigger and hopefully by 2011 those big drives will come down in price.
well a year ago, they were 8GB with 80-110MB/s. Now its 80GB with 250-280MB/s, or 256GB with 100-150MB/s.

Things are looking up very fast, the server world is going to speed up drastically - as an example, look at TPU. it needs hard drives to load these web pages off, to send them to us... imagine how snappy the net could be if the servers had 1/100th the access time on the first load?
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#4
JarHead
by: Mussels
with no mention of price, i have low interest in this press release.
Well....obvisioly you have been reading it...and commented on it.....so you curiousity is intact...thats good...;)
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#5
lemonadesoda
I can see that by mid 2009 availability and prices will be within reach of all enthusiasts. I bet 50% of us regulars here on TPU will be on SDD by Jun/Jul 2009. :toast:
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Mussels
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as soon as it hits a good price point, the takeoff will be instant.

Remember that theres access times, throughput (MB/s), no noise, no vibration, lower power, lower heat, no fragmentation, no problems with shock/impact (think laptops when moving)... seriously, price is the *ONLY* thing against SSD's.
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#7
micmac
can't wait to get my hands on them!!!
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Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
as soon as it hits a good price point, the takeoff will be instant.

Remember that theres access times, throughput (MB/s), no noise, no vibration, lower power, lower heat, no fragmentation, no problems with shock/impact (think laptops when moving)... seriously, price is the *ONLY* thing against SSD's.
I agree 100% Price is the only factor that prevents me from buying one as an OS drive. I'll still stick with standard hard drives for storage tho. At least until we have 1TB+ ssd's for $100.
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#9
VulkanBros
by: Wile E
I agree 100% Price is the only factor that prevents me from buying one as an OS drive. I'll still stick with standard hard drives for storage tho. At least until we have 1TB+ ssd's for $100.
...and that will presumably not happen before 2010/2011... that´s like a 1000 years when you want it NOW...:twitch:
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#10
Hayder_Master
how many 120g normal sata drive on raid can reach same speed with this ssd
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#11
Mussels
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by: hayder.master
how many 120g normal sata drive on raid can reach same speed with this ssd
its really not comparable. no matter how many hard drives you RAID, you'll never ever come close to an SSD's access times.
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Hayder_Master
by: Mussels
its really not comparable. no matter how many hard drives you RAID, you'll never ever come close to an SSD's access times.
can we say 4 raptor on raid 0 can pass this ssd access times
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Hayder_Master
by: Mussels
no. nowhere near it.

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1080900&postcount=13

one SSD: 0.1ms
four raptors: 8.1ms

the SSD is 81 times faster than four raptors, in access times. You getting the idea yet? :)
ohhh, i sse the test and i see your thread about ssd , no more talk that's giant can't be beat , thanx my friend that's explain everything , there no more ask about this
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Mussels
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by: hayder.master
ohhh, i sse the test and i see your thread about ssd , no more talk that's giant can't be beat , thanx my friend that's explain everything , there no more ask about this
yeah i made the thread because it seems hard for some people to understand just how awesome SSD's are.
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#16
christof139
I have a bet with someone that HD's will still be being produced and used 4.5 to 5-years from now. By that time the size of SSD's will have increased and their price should be lower, but just how much lower is the question, since HD's are and will still be CHEAPER and fairly efficient when compared to SSD's. I wonder if 1TB and above SSD's will be available 4.5 to 5-years from now and cost below $750 or $500??

Chris
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Mussels
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by: christof139
I have a bet with someone that HD's will still be being produced and used 4.5 to 5-years from now. By that time the size of SSD's will have increased and their price should be lower, but just how much lower is the question, since HD's are and will still be CHEAPER and fairly efficient when compared to SSD's. I wonder if 1TB and above SSD's will be available 4.5 to 5-years from now and cost below $750 or $500??

Chris
they've gone from 8GB to 256GB in less than one year. you've lost your bet, 1TB's are already in prototype/testing stages. bu 2012 SSD's will have overtaken mechanical drives in size as well as performance.
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#18
Jizzler
If Lian-Li puts out a 2.5" HDD Hotswap kit just like their 3.5" kits - I'll be quite happy :D
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#19
Jizzler
by: Mussels
they've gone from 8GB to 256GB in less than one year. you've lost your bet, 1TB's are already in prototype/testing stages. bu 2012 SSD's will have overtaken mechanical drives in size as well as performance.
IDK... back in 1999 I was drooling over a Platypus QikDrive8 which would max out at 8 sticks of 1GB SDRAM. Back then, an SSD was any solid state device. Unfortunately it cost somewhere around $5000.

I (a very patient person) have been waiting 9 years :D
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Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
they've gone from 8GB to 256GB in less than one year. you've lost your bet, 1TB's are already in prototype/testing stages. bu 2012 SSD's will have overtaken mechanical drives in size as well as performance.
Even so, they won't gain the majority market share if they are more expensive.
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#21
Mussels
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by: Wile E
Even so, they won't gain the majority market share if they are more expensive.
its the nature of the beast. as prices of SSDs go down, prices of mechanical will go up because more and more factories are producing only SSD's
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#22
michaelhyk
For those that are interested:

256GB ~AUD $1079
128GB ~AUD $719

Street prices are about ~AUD $40-$100 cheaper.


V1 are cheaper (R/W 170/100 MB/s)

128GB ~AUD $399

Street prices ~AUD $20-$40 cheaper.
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