[ubuntu-uk] Solid State hard disks?
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Sat Oct 27 15:59:04 BST 2007
Mark Harrison wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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!
Compact Flash cards are compatible with IDE buses just need and adaptor
for the obvious size differences and it works and behaves like a regular
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