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Old 04-28-2007, 11:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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or just straight into solid state memory you can already buy 34gb 2.5" solid state drives. I was looking into buying one for my mini-itx pc the seek time is 0ms
Those are very, VERY expensive... 32GB is the only capacity available, and they retail for around 500.

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At the moment yes but that will change rapidly, in a couple of years the only mechanical drives being made will be legacy and for budget systems.

I expect we won't see mainstream 10k drives, we may not even see hybrid drives, though if we do it will only be for a brief transitory period.

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Not for a few years....7200 became standard only a few years ago as well.
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yes $500 is what your prepared to pay or a graphics card but not a hdd people change there priorities and seeing as my HTPC is not going to have a graphics card I think a flash disk would be great to own lol when I buy this pc I will tell you guys how well they work and if it has a great improvement over the seagate barracuda 1tb I'am also planning to put in it

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