Monday, May 11th 2009

Photofast Lures With 128 GB 1.8-inch G-Monster IDE V2 SSD

Japanese storage specialist, famed for its recent 1000 MB/s G-Monster Promise SSD Card is on the prowl with what looks like an entry-level notebook SSD that offers some of the core advantages of solid-state storage along with legacy compatibility. The Photofast G-Monster 1.8" IDE V2 is exactly what its name carries: a 1.8-inch SSD with the IDE interface. The speeds it offers can be easily matched by a high-end conventional hard-drive in its form-factor, 85 MB/s sequential read, and 50 MB/s sequential write, though its USP isn't exactly its speed: it is that of portability, much better shock-resistance against conventional hard drives, and the lower access time flash-based storage offers. It comes with a capacity of 128 GB, and a MTBF of 1 million hours. The drive is backed by the company's 1-year warranty. Its price isn't known just yet. Detailed specifications can be read here.

Source: Expreview
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12 Comments on Photofast Lures With 128 GB 1.8-inch G-Monster IDE V2 SSD

#1
department76
sounds like the future for portable media players. no mroe worrying about damagin a zune or ipod by jogging with it!
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#2
DanishDevil
Microsoft should put these in the Zune HD and subsidize the price of them to $200. Then maybe they would sell more Zunes than Apple sells iPods :p

I wonder how much these are going to run. Guesses, anybody?
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Mussels
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while those speeds might be matched by conventional hard drives in the 3.5" form factor, i'll sell my firstborn to someone who shows me a 1.8" HDD with speeds like that.
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#6
lemonadesoda
Can one connect a 1.8" IDE to a 2.5" cable? Or are converters/different connector system required?
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Mussels
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lemonadesoda said:
Can one connect a 1.8" IDE to a 2.5" cable? Or are converters/different connector system required?
adaptors would be needed.
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Wile E
Power User
I wonder if this would work in my 3rd gen iPod with a dead HD? lol.
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#9
Mussels
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Wile E said:
I wonder if this would work in my 3rd gen iPod with a dead HD? lol.
it should. they did use 1.8 HDDs. as long as its got the same filesystem, theres no reason for it to not work.
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Wile E
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Mussels said:
it should. they did use 1.8 HDDs. as long as its got the same filesystem, theres no reason for it to not work.
iPods are picky about what drives will work. I can't remember the technicalities on it tho.
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#11
Baum
@Wile E
sometimes you can mod those firmwares to accept other drives BUT the main problem i think will be the connector on this drive, shouldn't it have pins wich feature IDE signals? and thus might not fit in Ipod with ZIF/(Flat-plastick) wire. Just Google sometimes there are replacement parts or pictures availible!

[EDIT] Found a Video how to replace the HD
http://www.ipodhowtovideo.com/3rdgen/3gharddrivereplacement.html
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Wile E
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Baum said:
@Wile E
sometimes you can mod those firmwares to accept other drives BUT the main problem i think will be the connector on this drive, shouldn't it have pins wich feature IDE signals? and thus might not fit in Ipod with ZIF/(Flat-plastick) wire. Just Google sometimes there are replacement parts or pictures availible!

[EDIT] Found a Video how to replace the HD
http://www.ipodhowtovideo.com/3rdgen/3gharddrivereplacement.html
The zif is only on the logic board. The HDD itself is IDE.
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