SATA CompactFlash RAID controller.

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    Nobody cares? This is awesome. CompactFlash is up around 300x speed now, which == 45MB/s, so two high-speed CF cards in a RAID == 90MB/s, with virtually zero seek time. That would whip the shit out of almost any hard drive setup.
     
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    cool = yes
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    That depends. It's not practical for a machine that needs gobs of storage, but someday soon these 300x cards will be available in 32GB sizes, and two of those in a RAID-0 would add up to a decent amount of disk space for your average laptop. Combine that with the huge power savings of solid-state disks, and this could be very practical indeed.

    Before Potty rides my ass about even considering a RAID-0, I'm only considering it in this instance because the seek time for FLASH is so short and the reliability so high that even a RAID-0 will almost never fail, even with regular use. And in a laptop, as long as the power is configured to Hibernate the system before the battery dies, incomplete disk writes will never be an issue.
     
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    whats the word i am looking for? oh yes. retarded.
     
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    except flash has a limited nuber of write cycles and then it dies.
     
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    If by limited, you mean "tens of millions", yes. I'd like to see you actually burn out a good CF card without runnin PCMark on loop for a year and a half.
     
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    *MOST* cards are MLC and have only about 10,000 write cycles. SLC cards are larger and more expensive and only give you 100,000 write cycles.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    This would be seriously useful in the Asus eeepc.

    You could buy one with the smallest drive, and then just add one of these Addonics cards.
     
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    the eeepc doesn't have a legit purpose. by the time you spend all this money to get something that's usable but extremely slow, you could have gotten a real laptop.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I could see buying a used one with the 9" screen but without the solid state drive for cheap, and putting an Addonics card in there runninng a RAID1 with a pair of 8gb flash cards.

    Get into it for $200 without drive, $200 for Addonics card and flash memory, and be in it for a total of $400.

    Lot of fun for that cheap.
     
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    thats used... slow... and functionally limited.


    considering that $499 gets you a brand-new gateway m-series with an amd turion x2, 250gb hard drive, 4gb memory, wifi, legit vista license, webcam, etc... well this is the better deal.

    i hate the turion, but it's still a better choice than the eeepc.
     

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