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ezkcdude
2007-06-29, 13:14
I'm so intrigued by the idea of SSD (solid state drives). They are insanely expensive right now, but the promise of speed and quietness are so great. I'm just wondering if anyone out there has considered getting one. The new Dell XPS laptop (m1330?) offers an optional 32 GB SSD (for $600!).

SuperQ
2007-06-29, 14:57
I'm so intrigued by the idea of SSD (solid state drives). They are insanely expensive right now, but the promise of speed and quietness are so great. I'm just wondering if anyone out there has considered getting one. The new Dell XPS laptop (m1330?) offers an optional 32 GB SSD (for $600!).

I have done some SSD machines before.

1: My Soekris runs on 5MB of flash space using Linux Bering uClibc

2: I had a MythTV front-end HTPC box hooked up using a 512MB IDE-to-CF adapter.

I have a couple of laptop-to-CF adapters in SATA and PATA formats and I'm just waiting for the price/performance of CF cards to come into the price range I want.

I really only need about 8G of space for my laptop needs most of the time, mostly because I run Linux, and I keep all my files on a RAID array over the network/Internet.

I might have to pick up a couple of these to test out:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208298

ezkcdude
2007-06-29, 16:07
I'm talking more about these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2000070068+1053122577&name=Solid+State+Disk(SSD)

NewBuyer
2007-06-29, 17:08
I'm talking more about these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2000070068+1053122577&name=Solid+State+Disk(SSD)

ezkcdude thank you for posting this. I had not seen these new SSD drives, and that 32GB looks really nice.