what are they booting? Windows 3.1?
Toshiba has begun mass production of multi-level cell NAND flash drives, which the company will first stick into its own notebooks sold in Japan. The first solid-state drives will be 128GB models used in its Dynabook SS RX and similarly slim mobile PCs. The drives will likely find their way to other PC manufacturers outside …
"Better overall performance" than regualr old 5400 or 7200 rpm disks is lovely, but are we talking orders of magnitude better, or a few percent better?
My money's staying in my wallet until the performance per dollar is at least equal.
Paris, because she understands performance but doesn't know where the charts are, either.
RE: "Better overall performance"
They quote 100MB/s read and 40MB/s write, so the read speed is already being quoted as quicker than a regular 7200rpm hdd. Writes are a touch slower, but a desktop spends more time reading than writing.
It's access times which should be at least an order of magnitude better. I have run desktops with slow compact flash cards through a CFIDE adapter and the reduced access time makes a hell of a difference.
Would like to know though how much they will cost and when they will go on general release.
"Wear-levelling means that secure delete by shredding a file may not really shred all of the file all the time. I love the convenience of USB flash drives, but am very worried about the security implications of the technology."
I suggest then using GOOD encryption software with a STRONG password/phrase.
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