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Windows 7: As Intel ships 160GB SSD

28 Dec 2008   #1
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 
As Intel ships 160GB SSD

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Intel is now shipping 160GB solid-state drives as it vies with Samsung and Toshiba to deliver high-capacity SSDs that rival hard-disk drives in capacity. Price, however, remains a big obstacle for many consumers.
(Credit: Intel)
Intel said Monday that it will add 160GB versions of its X25-M and X18-M Serial ATA (SATA) solid-state drive. To date, Intel has limited shipments to its 80GB versions. Laptop-size 2.5-inch versions of the 160GB drive are shipping now; 1.8-inch models for ultraportable laptops will ship next month, Intel said.
Larger-capacity drives from other SSD suppliers are also on the way. In November, Samsung said it had begun mass production of 256GB SSDs. And Toshiba recently said it would show a 512GB drive at the Consumer Electronics Show in January that would ship in the second quarter of 2009.
Solid-state drives are generally faster at getting data than hard-disk drives (and in some cases, much faster) but pricing is a big hurdle for consumers. Toshiba indicated last week that sample quantities of its new solid-state will range in price from $220 for the 64GB drive to $1,652 for the 512GB drive.
That kind of pricing--even if it's for pricey sample drives--is hard to swallow when a laptop-class 500GB hard-disk drive sells for well under $200.
"Introductory" pricing for the Intel 160GB solid-state drives is $945 for less than 1,000 units, Intel said.
Currently, adding an Intel 80GB solid-state drive option to an HP EliteBook 2530p ultraportable laptop adds $659 over the cost of a 5400RPM 1.8-inch 120GB hard disk drive.
Adding a 128GB solid-state drive to an Apple MacBook Air ups the price by about $500.
Additional comments:: Note that the only first-tier PC vendor to publicly say it is using Intel SSDs is Hewlett-Packard. This is a significant customer for Intel since HP is the largest PC vendor in the world. HP offers Intel SSDs in all of its EliteBook notebooks.

As Intel ships 160GB SSD, pricing nags buyers | Nanotech - The Circuits Blog - CNET News

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28 Dec 2008   #2
johngalt

 

This is exactly where it belongs.
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29 Dec 2008   #3
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post

Waiting for the price to drop, but She Who Wants to Be Obeyed may be getting one for her Birthday next year.

Norm
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29 Dec 2008   #4
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NormCameron View Post
Waiting for the price to drop, but She Who Wants to Be Obeyed may be getting one for her Birthday next year.

Norm

LMAO

She Who Wants to Be Obeyed has a very nice giver of presents.....

i might be getting one these 2 year later when at least SLC (Wiki) technology will be cheaper ( at least in the price range of a regular consumer....)
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29 Dec 2008   #5
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

oh yes!!!!

i would love one of these......but ''she who wishes to be obeyed'' certainly wont allow it
@ 160gb for £400 never.




SK
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29 Dec 2008   #6
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Hello Mr Super Mod

how have you been???....

if i would tell my physical friends ( the ones that actually know what a GB means [no im not talking about Great Britain, no offense..]) that its this much

they would think im crazy.....lol
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29 Dec 2008   #7
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

not bad DA!!.......cmon mate you don't have any physical friends, only virtual.....lol


yes the SSD tech is bloody expensive, but prices will fall just as rapidly as the DDR price fell...




SK
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29 Dec 2008   #8
z3r010

 

LOL you guys have this sooo wrong, it's "she who does what she is told"
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29 Dec 2008   #9
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
LOL you guys have this sooo wrong, it's "she who does what she is told"

LMAO z3

just dont let her hear that....lol
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
not bad DA!!.......cmon mate you don't have any physical friends, only virtual.....lol



it sure feels like it.,...



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
yes the SSD tech is bloody expensive, but prices will fall just as rapidly as the DDR price fell...
SK

i sure hope so
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29 Dec 2008   #10
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
LOL you guys have this sooo wrong, it's "she who does what she is told"
I KNOW I KNOW.....
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