Any good place to buy cheap Solid State Disk Drives?

Electro said:
All I seen on prices on solid state hard drives is around $2000 to $100000 in US dollars. The capacity ranges from 1 gigabytes to 75 gigabytes but these are designed for "Very long-term" replacements for magnetic hard drives.

Look up E-Disk

Cool! Thanks a bunch :)

These things are really expensive! I'm only looking for something around 2 gigs. Enough for a windows installation and a little more :)
 

Electro

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2002-04-12 4:41 am
It won't be to long until they drop down to $500 US dollars or even $100 US dollars.

Solid state hard disk increases the computer speed by about four times or more. Also they last about 10 years under server conditions. Under desktop or workstations they can last even more.

People think that overclocking their computers increases speed. As the processor's speed increases the magnetic hard drives still be at the same speed no matter how much you tweak your computer. The most bottleneck device in the computer is the hard drive.
 
Electro said:
It won't be to long until they drop down to $500 US dollars or even $100 US dollars.

Solid state hard disk increases the computer speed by about four times or more. Also they last about 10 years under server conditions. Under desktop or workstations they can last even more.

People think that overclocking their computers increases speed. As the processor's speed increases the magnetic hard drives still be at the same speed no matter how much you tweak your computer. The most bottleneck device in the computer is the hard drive.

totally... that's why i buy the best drives.. though still in IDE format :D

i'm hoping these drives will drop in price soon.... i'd love to pick one up! :)
 
JasonL said:
ill sell yuo 2 2 gig scsi drives with the scsi interface card for cheap like mabey 250 canadian yu pay shipping i have 2 of them with cable card and exact same hdd's a pair as i call it..

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Hmm I'll have to think about it. What brand/model is the drive?


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Even modern IDE drives usually give faster boot times than SCSI drives because you avoid having to wait for the extra BIOS to initialize. SS drives are just out of this world for speed 100x faster than magnetic drives is the standard figure often quoted so anything HDD intensive really gets a boost. But then you need to look at the capabilities of the bus you are running them off. It's all relative and it's all governed by physics... I dont see that SS drives will be getting much cheaper anytime soon.
 
AudioFreak said:
Even modern IDE drives usually give faster boot times than SCSI drives because you avoid having to wait for the extra BIOS to initialize.


Actually I forgot about that init part. Usually once started, the scsi is faster. It's been a while since I last checked the speed differences though, so I'm not sure how big the actual speed diff is.

need a good old 486 boot time... those things would run through the bios in a second!
 
geoffwa said:
I don't know what you people look at for SCSI, but current SCSI HDDs can run rings around their IDE counterparts.

Having said that the performance of IDE HDDs has made signifcant gains on SCSI HDDs over the past couple of years.

Try comparing a single Serial ATA drive with any single SCSI drive (excluding the 15,000 RPM Fibre Channel File Server behemoths) and you'd be surprised at the results. In practical terms SCSI has outlived it's welcome as far as modern off the shelf mid-level workstations go.
 

Electro

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2002-04-12 4:41 am
geoffwa:
Now you are debating on IDE vs SCSI. IDE makes hooking up hard drives very easy. SCSI is very hard to setup. You have to worry about terminating. Many controllers for SCSI are not compatible with today's motherboards and OS. To squeeze all the performance from a SCSI hard drive. You have to be very, very picky on a SCSI controller card. For IDE, just about any IDE controller that you can find can handle 100 megabytes or more.

USB version 2 or Firewire beats SCSI-I at a fraction of the price.


AudioFreak:
If you want fast boot times...
Look into ASUS motherboards for much faster boot times. Don't forget to enable quick boot.

I dont see that SS drives will be getting much cheaper anytime soon.
Thats what they say about CD-Rs in the 1990s. They were over $2000 US dollars back then. I e-mailed E-Disks about two years ago when they had only 9 gigabyte hard drives for $2000.
 
Electro said:
geoffwa:
Now you are debating on IDE vs SCSI. IDE makes hooking up hard drives very easy. SCSI is very hard to setup. You have to worry about terminating. Many controllers for SCSI are not compatible with today's motherboards and OS. To squeeze all the performance from a SCSI hard drive. You have to be very, very picky on a SCSI controller card. For IDE, just about any IDE controller that you can find can handle 100 megabytes or more.

USB version 2 or Firewire beats SCSI-I at a fraction of the price.


AudioFreak:

Look into ASUS motherboards for much faster boot times. Don't forget to enable quick boot.


Thats what they say about CD-Rs in the 1990s. They were over $2000 US dollars back then. I e-mailed E-Disks about two years ago when they had only 9 gigabyte hard drives for $2000.

hmm from bitmicro:


E-Disk IDE 2.5-inch Data Sheet
http://www.bitmicro.com/products_edide_datasheet.2.5.pdf

E-Disk 2A11 2304 MB, Commercial Temp, No PowerGuard, NAND
E-Disk Part Number: D2A011B 002304 CNN
Mediagrif Discounted Unit Price: $2,348.00 Each


:(
 

Electro

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2002-04-12 4:41 am
multiplexor, you can make your own solid state hard drive using standard SDRAM. When the computer is off, you have to design an alternate power source. A NiCd or NiMh batteries doesn't last very long and you have to have your computer on for a few hours so that they can charge. A super capacitor is a better energy storage than a battery. Their life time is very long than batteries.

Solid state drives will come down in price when the need or the want is high.