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 Post subject: New Solid state EIDE drive!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2003 7:10 am 
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I can't take credit for this find, it was on slashdot today. Which means that half of you saw it anyway, but I thought it would be good for the archive.

edisk

They seem to come in quite a range, with 2.5 and 3.5 drives.

Access Time - 250 to 39 usec
I/O Rate - 1,500 to 25,000 IOPS
Operating System Independent
Sustained Data Rate - 4.5 to 110 MB/sec
Burst Data Rate - 5 to 133 MB/sec
2.5-inch: 128 MB to 34.8 GB
3.5-inch: 128 MB to 155.6 GB
Solid State/Non-Volatile
1500 Gs Operating Shock
MTBF - 2 Million Hours
Industry Standard IDE Interface*
IDE to UDMA 133 Support
No Device Driver Required
Completely Bootable
Data Security Features
DataSentinel?
PowerGuard®
securErase?
Encryptio

This could be the rocketdrive we have all been waiting for! No hard prices yet, though the high performance version looks to be "1-2 MB per dollar."

Still, that should be enough to install a small server. And with that IO it should be able to serve a hell of a lot of users!

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WOW! Now THIS is something worth looking into! It could be the answer to everything I've ever wanted from my harddrive : no noise and fast access times.

I sure hope I won't have to sell an organ to be able to afford one. :P


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