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32 GB Solid-state 2.5" hard drive announced

...I wonder if I want one of these solid-state drives in my MacBook Pro instead of the 100G drive that's in there now.

$350 per unit for large volume orders... I wonder what that translates to in retail.

Alternately, this could be seen as supporting data for the Apple solid-state ultraportable MacBook rumors that have been kinda flitting around the net.

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yandros
Mar. 14th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Flash lifetimes
Modern flash averages about 2 million writes for the `cheap' stuff, 5 million for the expensive. They get by with rotating which areas get hit, more or less exactly as you suggest, and also suggesting that you not swap to flash. This compares favorably with portable hard drives in use today and, bonus, you can leave the build running while carrying the machine around (assuming it can handle the heat).

Meanwhile, NAND drives are the new new thing.

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