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  1. #1
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    Jan 2002

    Why Dont They Make Large Capacity Flash Memory Hard Drives?

    they do- http://www.devlib.org/blog/2006/03/2...d-state-drive/

    its finally begun in a realistic way. 95% less power usage for triple the speed. technology is finally catching harddrives up to the rest of the system.

  2. #2
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    Sep 2001
    Independence, MO
    From what I've heard, they do plan on shifting some storage to solid-state in the near future. Considering that you can buy 1GB SD and Memory sticks for $15, the time has to be coming where we can see these in HD form. lol, I remember an article a while back where a guy hooked 4 1GB iPod shuffles into a USB hub and ran it in RAID. Can't remember how it performed, but people are thinking about it.

    Also, I think Vista will make use of memory sticks to improve boot times. Last time I plugged my 256mb drive, I got the attached message:
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    Give what you cannot keep to gain what you cannot lose.

  3. #3
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    Jan 2002
    also, vista is designed to take advantage of hybrid drives. normal harddrives that have large flash memory buffers or something like that. they are supposed to be the link between ancient hdd's and new completely solid-state.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Bottom line,
    I would guess at costs involved.
    I hope it really does catch on,
    Since that should cause overall lower prices.
    "I know nothing."

  5. #5
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    Aug 2002
    Winnipeg, Canada
    But we will still have to have a 1.34 floppy drive to load sata drivers for vista
    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 512 cache
    Asus K8V
    Samsung 1gig (2) 512 ddr400 timings 200mhz 2.5-3-3-5
    Zalman CNPS7000A-ALCU
    Radeon 9800PRO
    Logitech z640
    Pioneer 107d
    Toshiba dvd 16x40
    ENERMAX 450w PSU
    Windows w2k Pro

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