Skip to comments.A-DATA Shows off Massive 128GB Solid State Drive ~ upcoming solid-state drive
Posted on 01/18/2007 1:56:06 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
A-DATA has shown off prototypes of an upcoming solid-state drive for ExpressCard, IDE and SATA interfaces. The samples have capacities of 32, 64 and 128 GB. The 32 and 64 GB drives come in 1.8" form factors while the 128 GB drive is in a 2.5" size. Solid state drives promise to be much faster than traditional hard drives. Since there are no moving parts, the drives can reach sustained read speeds of 62 MB/s and have an access time in the sub-millisecond range. Regular hard drives typically have access times between 8 and 19 ms. In addition, SSDs promise to enhance battery life by a few minutes. A-Data didn't specify the price, but did say that mass production should start late Q1 2007.
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Can't wait for the updated iPods!
I wonder if they can fit em in an iPhone...
I love A-Data. I've returned a couple of memory sticks to them; the process was painless compared to most. Those failures were rare too, considering the amount of A-Data memory we've used.
About time! I've been waiting for some company to come out with this. I'd love to upgrade my workstation to a SS hard drive....
Does anyone know how these will be plugged into the computer?
Massive solid-state drive?
Has my girlfriend been talking again?
IDE and SATA interfaces.That might imply an external ESATA interface....which is kind of new....saw something this morning ....
Not saying these guys are doing it...but they could....
The Akasa integral ESATA can be used with USB 2.0 and as the name mentions - ESATA. The great advantage of ESATA is performance, as you can expect the same speed as a hard drive installed inside your computer. The ESATA cable uses a slightly different connector than the kind used on modern mainboards. While some manufacturers offer ESATA connectors on the back of some boards, you can always buy a PCI backplane which converts the internal SATA connectors to the external kind, giving you the ESATA feature. The Akasa integral can be used with an IDE or SATA drive when connected via USB. ESATA connectivity is only given for SATA drives. I connected an IDE drive, flipped the switch in the back of the case and connected the SATA cable, but the drive never spun up as usual once the power was turned on. The enclosure will not get damaged if you forget to flip the switch or use an IDE drive with SATA.
LOL! She must be a satisfied woman...("...is that 128GB in your hard drive or are you just happy to see me?" she asked.)
Same as the drive you have now. IDE or SATA interface.
Open the PC, unplug old, plugin new, boot to BIOS and let it discover the new drive and then install your OS, etc.
I fear that I have ruined her for lesser men. After a session with me, she can go weeks without needing another.
I want to see the prices....
Wow those are some nice prices, but of course it's newegg. The best place for buying hardware, bar none!
Don't solid state memory devices crap out after too many (on the order of 10k) writes to a given memory location?
And with all that memory, she'll never forget it either.
How expensive is it? If cheap enough, it could be used for laptop (and even desktop) hard drives.
But Monsieur...if you must ask...you cannot afford it, naturellement.
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