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PHOTOFAST G-Monster 1.8 IDE 64GB

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April 14, 2009 6:32:22 AM

i'm considering to replace my IBM X40 hard drive for a SSD. and wondering if that's gonna speed up the windows boot up.

i found this on a online shopping in Taiwan.
PHOTOFAST G-Monster 1.8 IDE 64GB
http://shopping.pchome.com.tw/?mod=item&func=exhibit&IT...

it's around AUD 240, freight i would say around AUD 20
a total AUD 260 for a 64GB SSD
it says max read 80MB/s, write 45MB/s
if the figures are true, i would bring me double the performance of what i had now.

do you guys think that this is a good option? worth ?
April 14, 2009 6:34:47 PM

miltontsai said:
i'm considering to replace my IBM X40 hard drive for a SSD. and wondering if that's gonna speed up the windows boot up.

i found this on a online shopping in Taiwan.
PHOTOFAST G-Monster 1.8 IDE 64GB
http://shopping.pchome.com.tw/?mod=item&func=exhibit&IT...

it's around AUD 240, freight i would say around AUD 20
a total AUD 260 for a 64GB SSD
it says max read 80MB/s, write 45MB/s
if the figures are true, i would bring me double the performance of what i had now.

do you guys think that this is a good option? worth ?



You can find conventional 7200rpm hard drives that are faster than that.

I don't know how the availability is where you live but if I remember correctly I think the WD caviar black series are all close to 100MB/s read
April 15, 2009 10:00:58 PM

I don't think there's any conventional 1.8" hard drive that has 7200rpm. If there is, please let me know!
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April 16, 2009 5:10:31 AM

Seagate 7200.12. $60 at newegg.com

Im averaging 130mb/s read and write. With peaks at 150mb/s.

Single platter. Awesome drive.
April 18, 2009 11:48:23 AM

Aren't those IDE though? Not sure if you would be able to reap the full benefits of the speed of the drive if the interface was the lowly IDE.
April 23, 2009 3:24:20 PM

I guess many of you are missing the point here...

IBM X40, X41, X41T can only take 1.8" 44pin IDE HDD (unless you add a modded adaptor into that tiny HDD compartment).

Please only respond to the original poster if you know what we're discussing here.
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