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The dreary wait for slow desktop and notebook booting could be halted in its tracks for those with USB 3 interfaces and and cash, as OCZ is developing a fast and large capacity USB 3 SSD. What's happening is that OCZ is getting together with Symwave, a supplier of USB 3.0 silicon, to add a USB 3 interface to a desktop solid …

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1TB of SSD? Not too bad a price....

Sure, your average gamer couldn't afford it.

But even with a 3.5 form factor per drive, a 2U high server could contain 4 drives for a small raid subsystem and then also have additional 2.5" disk(s) for a swap drive (if necessary).

This would be ideal for some businesses that need a high performing, small footprint for their small office server, or for some specialized database driven applications.

If you didn't want to use raid, you'd have 4TB+ in a small box that could be used in a private cloud.

Definitely a plus, not to mention that it would probably save energy over the life of the drive.

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What's wrong with my maths?

Surely USB3 won't give any advantage over eSata? If eSata allows 3GBits a second but the device is liimited to 260MBits a second whats the point?

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SSD built into the motherboard....

....with an OS installed on it....just like the days of old when the OS was built into a ROM chip. Amiga, Archimedes countless other computers anyone?

I'm glad to see it's coming back but it has take far too long to get here.

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'Real World' USB3

As all the specs being thrown around are theoretical maximums, and in practice will probably be less, possibly a lot less, has anyone done some accurate speed tests on USB3?

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SSD on the motherboard.

Nice to see SSD on the motherboard mentioned. I had that idea myself a while ago. Motherboards could have windows pre installed. Maybe even SSD memory slots so u could increase the size of the boot drive. Small form factor PC's could be very small indeed if the storage was integrated into the motherboard.

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