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#1 13 years ago


Anyone for a Solid State Disk 44 times faster than a conventional 3.5" HDD and costing from 7,050 GBP to somewhere around 25,000 GBP? That's before you add the FC-AL card from QLogic if you want it to work in a desktop PC, which is a further 920 GBP.

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#2 13 years ago

Give it a few years and you'll be able to pick one up for £30 or so. ;)


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#3 13 years ago

If memory serves you can get a 32gb solid state drive from Samsung for £350-ish. What makes these (aside from the higher capacity versions) so special that they can charge that much?


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#4 13 years ago

Non-volatile solid state memory is very expensive, byte-for-byte. It also has a relatively high failure rate at the manufacturing level. The biggest factor is that "cheap" NV, solid state ICs go bad after a few thousand (actually tens or hundreds of thousands) I/O (primarily write) operations. Solid state hard drives utilise a relatively new sort of NVRAM that has much better longevity. It's also much more costly.