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PhotoFast Unveils 1.8-inch G-Monster V2 IDE SSDs

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  1. btarunr

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    PhotoFast announced two 1.8-inch IDE solid-state drives under its G-Monster series. The two are demarcated by the interface, although both are IDE technically. The G-Monster 50 IDE V2 uses a 50-pin IDE interface, while the G-Monster 1.8" ZIF V2 uses a zero insertion-force IDE interface that's commonly found in portable devices such as PMPs, HD video cameras, etc. Both come in capacities of 32, 64, 128 GB, and offer transfer rates of 80/50 MB/s (read/write). The drives offer an MTBF of 1 million hours and are backed by a 1 year company warranty. Although there isn't anything spectacular about SSDs with sub-100 MB/s transfer-rates with the IDE interface, the durability of the drives over conventional hard-drives, especially for the kind of devices they end up in, may be their biggest selling points.

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    coming soon to an Ipod near you.
     
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    Ide?
     
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    most portable devices such as ipods and music players still use IDE. it should work as a drop in upgrade for many of them. buy a 20GB player, slap in a 64GB SSD and get longer battery life while you're at it.
     
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    The last sentence sums it all up I suppose, what is the price tag though?
     
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    not much if you got spare kidneys.
     
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    I wish I had the cash to drop one of those 128GB drives in my 30GB Zune...
     
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    Screw that, I'd throw a 128GB one into a Zune HD!
     
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    Decent upgrades for many portable devices, incl. people wanting to add a bit of zip to older laptops. If your laptop is used for e-mail and office, then why not make your older item last another few years? Great deal.
     
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    i would love to have one of theses in my zen vision w. but alas, i live such a healthy lifestyle. i'll probably wear out both my kidney's, so i cant sell one to buy this.
     

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