Flash Drive Laptops

More popular than ever, but some are still very noisy.

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Flash Drive Laptops

Post by CA_Steve » Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:36 am

Samsung and now Sony. I've heard rumors Apple might go this way as well for the subnotebook class.

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Re: Flash Drive Laptops

Post by NoiseFreeGuy » Sun Jul 02, 2006 3:02 pm

CA_Steve wrote:Samsung and now Sony. I've heard rumors Apple might go this way as well for the subnotebook class.

Fantastic news Steve!
It sure has taken them long enough.
HP released their first flash drive notebooks more than 10 years ago.

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Post by limee » Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:38 pm

Nice, hopefully it gets more popular so we can see cheaper options as production increases. Speedier, less battery drain...good news to me :).

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Post by jaganath » Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:44 pm

How have they got round the limited number of erase-write cycles problem associated with Flash?

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Post by CA_Steve » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:55 am

I Googled "samsung flash write cycles" and found thisposting on ExtremeTech.

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Post by mb2 » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:32 am

i read about these drives (in reference to the notebooks as the OP.. on the register i think..) and remember they stated something >1M read/write cycles.
i'd be willing to bet a HDD would break first.. (whilst i'm not saying its impossible) i don't recall hearing of a single occurance where one has worn out bc of limited writes.. even with CFs.

anyway, its a great move.. with them being 1.8" form factor and 30gb (32?), u dont even lose a whole lot of capacity.. less heat, greater battery life, faster!.. and the low-ish capacity isn't much of an issue for a thin & light /umpc anyway. also IIRC i read something like 50MB/s sustained transfer rate, which is great.
certainly if (when?) i have the money, i'd get one..
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