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A-DATA Shows off Massive 128GB Solid State Drive ~ upcoming solid-state drive
www.techpowerup.com ^ | 8:14 AM Jan 18,2006 | malware

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: infotech; storage

1 posted on 01/18/2007 1:56:08 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce

fyi


2 posted on 01/18/2007 1:56:36 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Can't wait for the updated iPods!


3 posted on 01/18/2007 1:59:26 PM PST by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: Alter Kaker

I wonder if they can fit em in an iPhone...


4 posted on 01/18/2007 2:00:21 PM PST by kawaii (Orthodox Christianity -- Proclaiming the Truth Since 33 A.D.)
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To: rdb3; chance33_98; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Bush2000; PenguinWry; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; ...

5 posted on 01/18/2007 2:13:53 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


6 posted on 01/18/2007 2:17:02 PM PST by kenth (I wish compassionate conservatives were more compassionate to conservatism.)
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To: kenth
From Newegg:

A-DATA Store

7 posted on 01/18/2007 2:32:06 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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....


8 posted on 01/18/2007 2:37:53 PM PST by BigTex5
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Does anyone know how these will be plugged into the computer?


9 posted on 01/18/2007 2:43:58 PM PST by jonrick46
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Pharmboy

Massive solid-state drive?

Has my girlfriend been talking again?


10 posted on 01/18/2007 2:50:44 PM PST by NicknamedBob (My tuner doesn't have good taste the way it used to!)
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To: jonrick46
Says this:

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....

Akasa integral ESATA

11 posted on 01/18/2007 2:56:16 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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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.


12 posted on 01/18/2007 2:59:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: NicknamedBob

LOL! She must be a satisfied woman...("...is that 128GB in your hard drive or are you just happy to see me?" she asked.)


13 posted on 01/18/2007 3:06:32 PM PST by Pharmboy ([She turned me into a] Newt! in '08)
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To: jonrick46
Does anyone know how these will be plugged into the computer?

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 drool.

14 posted on 01/18/2007 3:08:34 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Crime cannot be tolerated. Criminals thrive on the indulgences of society's understanding.)
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To: Pharmboy
"She must be a satisfied woman."

I fear that I have ruined her for lesser men. After a session with me, she can go weeks without needing another.

15 posted on 01/18/2007 3:23:32 PM PST by NicknamedBob (My tuner doesn't have good taste the way it used to!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I want to see the prices....


16 posted on 01/18/2007 3:29:42 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nice!


17 posted on 01/18/2007 3:41:09 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
" A-DATA Store"

Wow those are some nice prices, but of course it's newegg. The best place for buying hardware, bar none!

18 posted on 01/18/2007 3:43:28 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Don't solid state memory devices crap out after too many (on the order of 10k) writes to a given memory location?


19 posted on 01/18/2007 4:05:34 PM PST by steve-b (It's hard to be religious when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
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To: NicknamedBob

And with all that memory, she'll never forget it either.


20 posted on 01/18/2007 4:20:38 PM PST by Pharmboy ([She turned me into a] Newt! in '08)
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To: NicknamedBob
"She must be a satisfied woman."
I fear that I have ruined her for lesser men. After a session with me, she can go weeks without needing another.

Now answer me this, what can she go weeks without needing? Another session, or another man?
LOL
21 posted on 01/18/2007 5:22:16 PM PST by AJMaXx (ILU Roo.....!)
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To: AJMaXx
Ooh!

I'm putting you on a very special list.


Here's an idea I had for a tee-shirt slogan ...

"Don't Call Me Odd! -- I'll Get Even One Day!"


By the way ... another session.
22 posted on 01/18/2007 5:59:55 PM PST by NicknamedBob (My tuner doesn't have good taste the way it used to!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

How expensive is it? If cheap enough, it could be used for laptop (and even desktop) hard drives.


23 posted on 01/18/2007 6:28:59 PM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( WND, NewsMax, Townhall.com, Brietbart.com, and Drudge Report are not valid news sources.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Don't know....


24 posted on 01/18/2007 6:31:31 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
For one like me who wants to archive my negatives onto the hard drive, a solid state drive would speed up the process and could be popped in and out of my computer as I need them. I hope I don't have to wait for ages like I am for Canon/Toshiba's 55-inch SED HDTV.
25 posted on 01/18/2007 9:54:27 PM PST by jonrick46
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I want to see the prices....

But Monsieur...if you must ask...you cannot afford it, naturellement.

26 posted on 01/19/2007 7:58:03 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Crime cannot be tolerated. Criminals thrive on the indulgences of society's understanding.)
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