16GB NAND FLASH SSD drive now available to consumers!

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by fuzzieotter, May 21, 2006.

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    fuzzieotter Guest

    http://www.dvnation.com/ssd.html has the Samsung 16GB NAND flash drive
    for sale now for $ thousands less than the other guys. Details:

    * PURE NAND FLASH MEMORY HARD DRIVE, no spinning platters!
    * 16GB capacity - enough for a large Windows XP installation
    * 2.5" Laptop PATA form factor, simply replace your current drive!
    * 3.5" adapter available for desktop computers
    * Uses 5 percent of the power of a normal hard drive
    * Adds 40 minutes to battery life on a laptop
    * Light Weight
    * No moving parts, nothing to break
    * 4,000,000 MTBF, 2,000,000 write / erase cycles
    * 32F to 158F operation temperature envelope (0C to 70C)
    * 8MB read / 6MB write speeds fast enough for HD, audio / photo / video
    * same cost per gigabyte (GB) as the i-RAM, but you get 4X the storage
    with this unit!
    * approx $124 per GB
    fuzzieotter, May 21, 2006
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    Alpha Guest

    I can buy five computers for this bargain price.
    Alpha, May 22, 2006
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    ushere Guest

    but your camera would weigh a ton with them all connected...
    ushere, May 22, 2006
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    Alpha Guest

    I can find time to change the card on my camera for a lot less money.
    Alpha, May 22, 2006
  5. I see the price as $599 for a 16 GB drive. Seems like a decent price
    and bound to get better.
    BrianEWilliams, May 22, 2006
  6. The OP said "* approx $124 per GB". Given that, my calculator gives me

    The site at the OP's link gives me $599 for the drive, or about
    $37.44/GB. It also says the drive is "AVAIABLE!", so you obviuosly can
    avai yourself of the drive :)

    Anyway, I guess I like Brian's numbers better.

    After all that, I need my afternoon coffee.

    Gene E. Bloch, May 23, 2006
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