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The future of PC harddrives

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sled_dog, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

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    Solid State

    Been waiting for such a thing for a while. Only 4GBs, battery will only save the memory for 16 hours when not powered, and you have to buy ram strips for it. But it is a step in the right direction.
     
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    Sweet! I wonder if it's actually faster, though. I've used tiny ram drives before, and they seemed about the same speed as an old ide disk... Although they were pretty much on-board "drives".
     
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    one of the other issues, its still SATA. I believe Samsung is coming out with a solid state HDD, but again SATA. Someone really needs to get out there and design a new HD Interface thats faster. This would probably be better if they sent it through USB 2.0 or PCI-e than it is going through SATA. I'd rather have a RAID setup(if I didn't already have all my stuff spread over a few single HDs).
     
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    if they are going to make a new interface all together, it needs to be SCSI 2.0. I used to run 3 SCSI cdr drives on my old PC and I like how they could run and hardly tie up any resources from the rest of the PC at all. I used to burn from one disc on to two others simultaneously while at the same time playing an online game... no lag/hicups at all. SCSI rocks.

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  5. Resurrection_Joe

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    I saw that about a year back in Maximum PC, it had no battery backup and could only use PC133

    Solid state plus full PCIE bandwidth...... ooooooh
     

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