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Analysts: Solid State Drives Still 'Far From Practical'

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  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    Solid State Drives hardly need an introduction. Putting your operating system and other important files on an ultra-quick flash drive makes everything a lot faster. Unfortunately, at this point, it also makes things a lot more expensive. Current offerings from brands such as Apple and Alienware increase the overall laptop price by anywhere from between $900 and $1300 USD. Analysts predict that this situation is not likely to get any better in the near future. They cite that the main reason has to do with actual storage offered by the SSD. 64GB of storage on the main hard disk simply does not cut it for most users, especially those willing to spend several hundred dollars just for the speed upgrade. Until big SSDs are available for a low price, they simply will not catch on. Analysts think that SSDs will catch on about five years from now.

    Source: Neowin.net
     
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    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

    That's horrible, I'm ready for SSDs!
     
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    Theyll catch on in the enthusiast community. They'll be like raptor drives. Majority won't have them, but they'll be available for those with the pockets.
     
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    Oh well, I've been waiting nearly 8 years for this kind of thing, what's another couple :)
     
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    i'm happy with my $90 500gb non-solid state hard drives
     
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    I am getting a 16 gb ssd drive I want to see if Xp will load and run on it
     
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    Of course it will, and I would say it loads probably 20 seconds faster.
     
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    SSD's are awesome, even if there's that looming write endurance problem. I bet they'll have that worked out by the time they'll be mainstream. Or at least we can hope so.
     
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    Im definitly going to get 1 especially to load all my games onto.
     

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