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SAMSUNG Flash Solid State Drives (SSDs) Fully Compatible with Windows

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    Samsung Electronics, today announced that its three solid state disk (SSD) drives have been officially recognized by Microsoft Corporation as fully qualified Windows-compatible peripherals. After thorough testing by its Windows Hardware Qualification Lab (WHQL), Microsoft has validated that Samsung SSDs meet all of the requirements for storage media in a Windows operating environment. Microsoft has certified a 32GB 1.8-inch sized Samsung SSD, a 32GB slim-type Samsung SSD (53.6x70.6x3.0mm) and a 16GB small-type SSD (56x48x3.8mm). The new sizes support the physical requirements of sub-notebook PCs. The SSDs' substantial size and weight advantages are expected to further encourage a steady adoption of SSDs into a number of PC applications, such as in ultra mobile PCs, "ruggedized" notebooks and special industrial applications.

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    Well it's good to see solid state is moving forwards but I expect the price is still too high for general consumers.
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    I so want one as a fast OS drive, though not at current costs :)
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    The one I have now (A CENATEK "RocketDrive", noted in my signature @ 2nd-to-bottommost line) won't bootup a system, but there's other GOOD ways to use them instead (also noted in my signature)...

    Now, ones like GigaByte's IRAM (SATA BUS BASED) & HyperOS' HyperOS III (PATA UltraATA/100 BUS BASED) are decent enough & do that afaik, nowadays (you can load you OS onto them & bootup a machine from them).

    BUT, the one I am waiting for (DDRDrive X1 PCI-express bus based)?

    [​IMG]

    It's THE ONE as far as I am concerned (faster RAM than what I have in mine, PC-133 SDRAM, whereas the DDRDrive uses DDR-1 RAM) & also faster bus type (faster than what I have on mine, PCI 2.2, whereas the DDRDrive uses a PCI-E x1 slot)?

    It means the DDRDrive x1 will "cure" things I see in mine currently - mainly, faster "BURST" speeds, because of the faster RAM type & bus type used.

    APK

    P.S.=> I think the ones I mention will be superior to FLASH based ones, on speed AND longevity (because even though FLASH write/rewrite has been improved? It will have limits on how many writes are performed on it anyhow)

    BUT - on speed though? I am NOT 110% sure if USB 2.0 (480mb/sec) or PCI-e (larger iirc, but not sure what rate is here) have huge differences as far as bus burst speeds max, but my money's on PCI-e here... apk

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