[ubuntu-uk] Solid State hard disks?
Mark at yourpropertyexpert.com
Sat Oct 27 15:45:53 BST 2007
Does anyone know where (whether?) it's possible to get solid-state
"disks" in a format that has an IDE / SATA cable attached?
Let me explain the thinking:
- A 4Gb solid state disk in an SD card format costs about £25
- A 4Gb solid state disk with a USB connector on it costs about £20
- Solid-state drives have increased massively in terms of "mean time
between failure" over the last 4-5 years, to the extent that one could
reasonably last "a few years" even as a working hard drive.
- Ultra low power consumption
- Zero noise
- 4Gb is (just) enough to shoe-horn a copy of Ubuntu onto for a basic
"web browsing" application
Anyone else see where I'm going with this?... Low-power motherboard
(Mini-ITX?) coupled with a solid state hard disk would be a fully
functional, silent, low energy "web terminal"... exactly what the kids
could use for their bedrooms!
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