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    Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    Here's the scenario... Your boss wants you to go out and buy the latest in solid state hardware storage... Ooh perfect the new Samung 32Gb Solid state hard drive.. perfect.

    ... except for one little problem... It's an IDE drive.

    Am I the only one wondering which planet the numpty who came up with this is on?!

    I mean, you're only going to want this if you have some serious cash and chances are if you have a lot of cash you've also already got a laptop that has a SATA connector, not IDE?

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    Re: Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    There are plenty of SATA ones out there though. Bigger sizes too!

    HBJB

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    Re: Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    Yeh I have tested these in a new dell laptop and they will revolutionise the computer. Opening up things like word and excel takes about 0.0001 seconds, they are amazing.

    Here is a SATA one if you dont mind buying from the USA

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609233

    I can't imagine how nice these will be on a webserver or mysql database!

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    Re: Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebeejeebee
    There are plenty of SATA ones out there though. Bigger sizes too!
    Ah... that makes a little more sense..

    Just seemed very odd to say the least.. 8O

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    Re: Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    I found this site a little while back when i was investigating/learning about solid state http://www.offtek.co.uk/ssd25.php?subcat=99 there alot cheaper than overclockers uk (last time i checked) there a little slower on writing, but quick on the reading. some guy on overclockers uk wrote a review saying he has two of these bad boys on raid 0 lol and boot times are mega fast.

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    Re: Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    Isn't it interesting that they're only producing these things as 2.5" drives though?

    I guess it means you can always fit more than one in a standard PC as well as a laptop though..

    Wonder what the optimum usage would be for one of these... move the swap file to a standard HD and keep the OS on this thing?

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    Re: Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    Wonder what the optimum usage would be for one of these... move the swap file to a standard HD and keep the OS on this thing?
    I always put the swap on the fastest disk

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    Re: Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    dont think you would need to move the swap file imo. I have hunted high and low to find performance data on these. Heat was something I wondered about.

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    Re: Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    The only reason I suggested moving the swap was because I'd heard there was a limit to the amount of read/write activity these things can handle before they croak... Something to consider or am I confusing this with something else?

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    Re: Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    Quote Originally Posted by contink
    The only reason I suggested moving the swap was because I'd heard there was a limit to the amount of read/write activity these things can handle before they croak... Something to consider or am I confusing this with something else?
    croak? are we talking about buffers. I have not heard of this but again I would be intrested to know more. where did you hear this?

    Im really keen as im thinking about buying 2 when i build my next system in the new year.

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    Re: Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    This wikipedia article touches on the subject

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wear_levelling

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    Re: Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    Limited write cycles. Typical Flash storage will typically wear out after 100,000-300,000 write cycles, while high endurance Flash storage is often marketed with endurance of 1–5 million write cycles (many log files, file allocation tables, and other commonly used parts of the file system exceed this over the lifetime of a computer). Special file systems or firmware designs can mitigate this problem by spreading writes over the entire device, rather than rewriting files in place.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid_s...#Disadvantages

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    Re: Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    I thought they used DRAM or similar - not the same type as your standard flash drive. This would negate the 'wearing out' problem.

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    Re: Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    No, They are flash.

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    Re: Solid State hard drive - IDE?!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    No, They are flash.
    Madness !! . You'll never know when they're about to go pop.

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