Every now and then, I express a desire for a solid state hard drive at a vaguely reasonable price.
Well, somebody has decided to give it to me.
Here’s the basic details:
Yes, there are some shortcomings:
Nonetheless, even if this card isn’t for everybody or even a big chunk of them, it breaks the ice big-time, and gets the ball rolling on bring SSD to the mainstream. You can now have a 4Gb solid state drive for south of $500, including (quality) RAM. Those of you who are buying big RAM modules today can recycle them in one of these devices when you shift to DDR2 a year or two from now.
Might there be better cards in the future that address some of the shortcomings? Let us hope so, but if that happens, jeez, tossing a %50 card for something better is hardly a tragedy.
If you’re still shaking your head no, that’s fine; it may very legitimately not be right for you. Yet. What’s important about this card is that it will make a few heads reading this shake yes and create a market for these type of cards rather than have those heads saying, “I’d like to have this someday.”
In a few years time, once the pioneers have established the market, then a product will come out that will make you shake your head differently.
We will keep a very, very, very close eye on this, and report any additional information on this as it becomes available. Why?
Because I want one, that’s why!!!! 🙂