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I just read in one of my computer magazines where Samsung now has a 32GB flash drive that you can use to install and boot your operating system from. It's just a matter of time till they have a huge (100's of GB's) flash drive that will do the same thing. Boot times, less heat and speed will be greatly improved. The old EIDE and SATA drives will soon be a lost hardware if this keeps up.

 

Frank...

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I think Frank's point is more that as the solid state 'drives' increase in capacity they will move from USB2 to internal with direct connection to the data bus. Then you'll see speeds that will leave even SATA2 standing still

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I make no assumptions when reading a post. Frank's post appeared to me to be about a 'thumb drive'. That's what I have always seen referred to as a 'flash drive'.

 

----------- After a quick search

Actually, we both missed it. :) Samsung has already announced a 64GB solid state HARD DRIVE based on 'flash' memory to replace hard drives in mobile devices like laptops. This is a great idea since these would consume much less power and wouldn't have to worry about HD heads if dropped, etc. See this article

 

These types of drives have been around for some time. Just really expensive.

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"I make no assumptions when reading a post. Frank's post appeared to me to be about a 'thumb drive'"

 

Sorry if you assumed something that I didn't intend Gary. The article I read was not about a "thumb" drive at all. It was an interior drive you could install that had a bootable operating system on it. And was NOT USB driven. And I'm not suggesting at all that flash drives on USB are faster than SATA drives. That was your "asumption".

 

This new drive I was reading about WILL be faster than a SATA drive.

 

"I think Frank's point is more that as the solid state 'drives' increase in capacity they will move from USB2 to internal with direct connection to the data bus. Then you'll see speeds that will leave even SATA2 standing still"

Your assumption Daithi is pretty much what these new drives are all about.

The drive Gary was talking about of 64GB I hadn't seen or read about yet but it's just a matter of time before they will be over 100GB.

 

"Samsung has already announced a 64GB solid state HARD DRIVE based on 'flash' memory..."

 

 

Frank...

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Sorry if you assumed something that I didn't intend Gary. The article I read was not about a "thumb" drive at all. It was an interior drive you could install that had a bootable operating system on it.
But you didn't state that in your first post. You just posted 'flash drive' and I have always understood that as synonymous with 'thumb drive' which plugs into a USB port.
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You are right Gary, I did use that word "Flash Drive". And I guess I have used that term so long now that I just used it in my post too.

 

Anyway, now I think you understand what I was trying to post about the new interior drives. I can't wait to try one !!

 

Frank...

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the use if "flash memory" to make a solid state media has been in use for many years, we even build PC's for business that have a IDE flash memory drives in them, as in a lot of places like rescue or EMT type jobs having a HDD that has platters spinning in them are not ideal, or for instance the likes of Power line company or off road repair people need to have a laptop or a PC with them to do their work.

With the bouncing on the road movement can cause the drives to fail very fast (even with SBS capable drives with non head slap technologies)

 

Here is the sort of thing I’m talking about...

 

post-293-1180137614.jpg

 

They plug into the normal IDE cable in a pc

 

Transcend 4G IDE Flash Module, 40-Pin Vertical, Low Profile

 

Fully compatible with devices and OS that support IDE standard (pitch=2.54mm)

Built-in ECC function assures high reliability of data transfer

Auto Sleep and Power-Down mode supported

Write-Protect function supported

LED indicates status of usage

 

Specifications:

 

Form Factor: 59.0mm x 27.3mm x 7.3mm (with housing)

Op. Voltage: 3.3V / 5V

Op. Temperature: 0°C to 85°C

Durability: 1,000,000 program/erase cycles

MTBF: 1,000,000 power-on hours

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the use if "flash memory" to make a solid state media has been in use for many years, we even build PC's for business that have a IDE flash memory drives in them, as in a lot of places like rescue or EMT type jobs having a HDD that has platters spinning in them are not ideal, or for instance the likes of Power line company or off road repair people need to have a laptop or a PC with them to do their work.

With the bouncing on the road movement can cause the drives to fail very fast (even with SBS capable drives with non head slap technologies)

 

Here is the sort of thing I’m talking about...

 

post-293-1180137614.jpg

 

They plug into the normal IDE cable in a pc

 

Transcend 4G IDE Flash Module, 40-Pin Vertical, Low Profile

 

Fully compatible with devices and OS that support IDE standard (pitch=2.54mm)

Built-in ECC function assures high reliability of data transfer

Auto Sleep and Power-Down mode supported

Write-Protect function supported

LED indicates status of usage

 

Specifications:

 

Form Factor: 59.0mm x 27.3mm x 7.3mm (with housing)

Op. Voltage: 3.3V / 5V

Op. Temperature: 0°C to 85°C

Durability: 1,000,000 program/erase cycles

MTBF: 1,000,000 power-on hours

 

 

Neil do you have clearance to leak this information? :o

 

Sounds like something out of James Bond! :unsure:

 

I hope the folks get it, Neil. :rolleyes:

 

I don't want to read about the 'assumptions' again. :lol::lol:

 

cd B)

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CD, No assumptions... these are real and in use... i have used them for at least the last year or so, i install win98 or small PC's, or if you need to make a Wise or linyx system they are ideal.

 

cheaper than a harddrive, and you can run XP from them fine, i know they have bigger ones to , i just use the 4 gig ones..

 

Go look them up... you will see 90% of PC or system builders or PC parts sellers get them.

 

NO james bond stuff here

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I'm just waiting and watching to see if one of my local PC stores has one of those Samsung 120GB laptop flash memory drives in it so I can go play with it just to see if everything works as well as they claim. The latest I read is that Samsung has an 80, 100 and 120GB drives that will be out soon. I think it was named "WD80" drives.

 

Frank...

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