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Intel Starts Shipping 160GB X25-M SATA Solid State Drives

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  1. malware New Member

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    Intel is expanding its award-winning Intel X25-M and X18-M SATA Solid-State Drive (SSD) family by announcing the production release of a 160 gigabyte (GB) capacity drive in a 2.5-inch form factor. The product is shipping now, and a 1.8-inch 160GB version will begin shipping next month. There's one more thing worth mentioning for these multi-level cell-based drives - their read and write speeds - and they are sustained read of 250MB/sec and 80MB/sec write. Get more information and product details here.

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    Boy when these hit 100$ I am so getting one(if I am alive by that time :laugh:)
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    Freaksavior said he was planning on getting one. I hope he can get them so we can see it in action!
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    With the relatively short amount of time it's taking to get these out in larger and larger sizes, I don't foresee it taking very long for the OS sized drives to be fairly cheap.
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    Does anyone know when they will hit the online stores?
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    I think one of these is going to twice the cost of my entire computer
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    the race is truly on between SSD and optical drives. as soon as these drives get big enough and cheap enough we wont need discs anymore. you will fit an entire 50 gig HD movie on a tiny portable drive. or i guess by that time we can just download the movies or maybe one day we wont even have to own a HDD since everything can be stored remotely. super fast internet will make having any sort of HDD necessary since things like games will be executed remotely and stored temporarily in 200 gig sticks of ram. we will see.
  8. Salsoolo New Member

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    ^after 200 years, yeah
  9. Easy Rhino

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    not at this pace. think about it. 10 years ago cpus were at 400mhz and ram was typically 128 megs. we now have cpus that do 4000mhz x 4 separate processors and ram chips at 8000 megs (8 gigs) a piece.
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    i will bet you that these things will replace blu ray. imagine going down to blockbluster to get a ssd to watch your movies.
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    I think you're right, SS technology and high speed internet are going to wipe most of the optical marketbase from existence. It's a turtle and hare race - the bit where the turtle has almost caught up to the hare......
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    haha wouldn't it be more like the turtle had a very good headstart and the hare is catching up:p, and i see HDD staying around for 10-15 more years before SSD are a standard. as for 200GB ram dimms lol i don't think so, by the time that would come around i see ram not existing or being needed due to CPU speed and communication with SSD or w/e optimized or designed in a way that ram isn't required.
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    no thank you, i'll wait for those graphene storage devices instead.
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    perhaps, but that is exactly what people were saying 10 years ago. the prospect of a 1 gig ram chip seemed ridiculous.
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    you might be right about hard drives or the ram.

    but about the fast internet, i dont think that will ever happen, the way things are going i dont think ISPs and backbone ppl are doing anything to increase internet quality.

    in fact, things are going from better to worse, with bandwith caps being forced on me (i dunno about you).
    though i think fast broadband would change alot things. when people stop saying "WHY DO YOU NEED MORE THAN 20mb INTERNET" that would be much better.
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    verizon fios has a nice 50 down / 20 up package in my area. i am VERY tempted to get it and run some nice server stuff on it. 20 megs up would just be sick.
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    I agree with this statement in full, as RAM will most likely be replaced by SSD connected to a high bandwidth, low latency bus to the CPU/STREAM.

    I also predict most motherboards as we know it, to be as big as ITX at the most with only the SSD and CPU really taking up realstate.

    But that is hoping competition becomes healthier... you here that AMD?

    Bryan d
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    i visited japan in 2006, at my friends house he had 100mb/100mb for cheap price.
    all i can say is if you wana know what broadband is all about, you should pay a visit to japan, or korea

    ps. fios is not available in my area.
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  19. Easy Rhino

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    yea south korea has amazing internet for a low price. same with japan. but both of those countries are small and the cost to maintain is small and i believe that they have less regulations there as well. also, the companies putting up the lines dont have to pay for old ass technology they invested in 15 years ago.

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