Monday, May 11th 2009

Photofast Lures With 128 GB 1.8-inch G-Monster IDE V2 SSD

Japanese storage specialist, famed for its recent 1000 MB/s G-Monster Promise SSD Card is on the prowl with what looks like an entry-level notebook SSD that offers some of the core advantages of solid-state storage along with legacy compatibility. The Photofast G-Monster 1.8" IDE V2 is exactly what its name carries: a 1.8-inch SSD with the IDE interface. The speeds it offers can be easily matched by a high-end conventional hard-drive in its form-factor, 85 MB/s sequential read, and 50 MB/s sequential write, though its USP isn't exactly its speed: it is that of portability, much better shock-resistance against conventional hard drives, and the lower access time flash-based storage offers. It comes with a capacity of 128 GB, and a MTBF of 1 million hours. The drive is backed by the company's 1-year warranty. Its price isn't known just yet. Detailed specifications can be read here.

Source: Expreview
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12 Comments on Photofast Lures With 128 GB 1.8-inch G-Monster IDE V2 SSD

#1
department76
sounds like the future for portable media players. no mroe worrying about damagin a zune or ipod by jogging with it!
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#2
DanishDevil
Microsoft should put these in the Zune HD and subsidize the price of them to $200. Then maybe they would sell more Zunes than Apple sells iPods :p

I wonder how much these are going to run. Guesses, anybody?
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#5
Mussels
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while those speeds might be matched by conventional hard drives in the 3.5" form factor, i'll sell my firstborn to someone who shows me a 1.8" HDD with speeds like that.
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#6
lemonadesoda
Can one connect a 1.8" IDE to a 2.5" cable? Or are converters/different connector system required?
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Mussels
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by: lemonadesoda
Can one connect a 1.8" IDE to a 2.5" cable? Or are converters/different connector system required?
adaptors would be needed.
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Wile E
Power User
I wonder if this would work in my 3rd gen iPod with a dead HD? lol.
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#9
Mussels
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by: Wile E
I wonder if this would work in my 3rd gen iPod with a dead HD? lol.
it should. they did use 1.8 HDDs. as long as its got the same filesystem, theres no reason for it to not work.
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Wile E
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by: Mussels
it should. they did use 1.8 HDDs. as long as its got the same filesystem, theres no reason for it to not work.
iPods are picky about what drives will work. I can't remember the technicalities on it tho.
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#11
Baum
@Wile E
sometimes you can mod those firmwares to accept other drives BUT the main problem i think will be the connector on this drive, shouldn't it have pins wich feature IDE signals? and thus might not fit in Ipod with ZIF/(Flat-plastick) wire. Just Google sometimes there are replacement parts or pictures availible!

[EDIT] Found a Video how to replace the HD
http://www.ipodhowtovideo.com/3rdgen/3gharddrivereplacement.html
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Wile E
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by: Baum
@Wile E
sometimes you can mod those firmwares to accept other drives BUT the main problem i think will be the connector on this drive, shouldn't it have pins wich feature IDE signals? and thus might not fit in Ipod with ZIF/(Flat-plastick) wire. Just Google sometimes there are replacement parts or pictures availible!

[EDIT] Found a Video how to replace the HD
http://www.ipodhowtovideo.com/3rdgen/3gharddrivereplacement.html
The zif is only on the logic board. The HDD itself is IDE.
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