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Samsung releases 32GB solid state hard drive

Discussion in 'News' started by Darksaber, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Darksaber

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    Samsung has taken the wraps off the first consumer 32GB solid state hard drive. It has the usual 1.8" form factor, and is meant to replace traditional drives in notebooks. The drive can read data at 57 MB/s and write it at 32 MB/s, which would make it twice as fast as traditional hard drives. It is not only light weight (15g), but is noiseless, and it uses around 5% of the power compared to a normal drive. There seem to be no draw backs, but I am sure the drive won't be cheap, still perfect for UMPCs from intel if you ask me.

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    No one cares about this? This is the biggest evolution in computers since graphics cards guys! If this gets going, SSD's will end up eliminating the need for system RAM, which will DRASTICALLY improve performance since that's one less component taking up bandwidth and time, and that makes a direct route from data-to-processor, plus since it's not mechanical it can just keep getting faster and faster and faster (you know, platters can only spin so fast stably, but RAM/ROM has no limits) over years. Also the form factor thing, I mean that's about a 20% decrease in needed laptop space if there is no RAM and the drive is ultra-small (think about the Ipod nano, SSD's will probably get there pretty fast).
     
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    I would have posted earlier but I think the price scared most of us off. In the past these things have been darned expensive. Also I have to disagree about this eliminating the need for system ram. This thing has a read/write of 57/32MB respectively and I don't know about you but my current ram scores around 3000/1600MB respectively. I doubt this will ever be nearly fast enough to replace system ram.
     
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    No way man, I wasn't talking about NOW. I know this Samsung drive is ultra-primitive (compared to what it could be in the future), but I was saying if the technology GETS GOING that will happen. I doubt that 2 years down the road we're gonna still be anywhere near the 57mb/s mark, we'll probably be closer to DDR transfer rates.

    Plus, if they are a lot more expensive than old drives, think about it, if you don't have to buy $200-400 RAM every few months to keep up with the ever-growing amount of space applications are taking up, then you can put that towards your hard drive.
     

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