looking for a PATA SSD for my laptop, but there isn't to much out there for choices.... the read/write on the one @ new eggs SUCKS compared to the one for desktop...... if someone know of any good read/write PATA SSD, let me know with a link!!
it says its SATA on that site? :S not pata? or ATA / IDE as its also known as. The forks as u discribed sounds like what u get in a laptop to save room, same conection , but looks diff so u can just slot the drive in rather than cable style on a desktop?
The RunCore Pro IV contains an Indilinx controller which is much faster than the cheap and crappy JMicron controller found in most PATA SSDs. The Indlinx controller has much higher 4K random read/write performance which seems to be the most important performance metric. There don't seem to be any PATA SSDs that use the Sandforce controller (which is faster than Indilinx) but I don't think that matters much since the bandwidth of the PATA/IDE interface is too low to take full advantage of a Sandforce controller.
A last ditch option that I have done my self is a Compact Flash card to 2.5 inch ide adapter however the catch is that will hinder the performance of most card to ata 33 spec level performance. However for cost and storage it is better than most choices out there.
Only reason I posted is cuz lots of people still look at this thread from Google. Also I posted the wrong thing looks like they are all talking about Zif drives. He got that one right the Runcore is the way to go unless you want to get the Renice K3VLAR E 1.8" Zif. Will give better battery life and better compatibility (native PATA controller no SATA to PATA bridge) along with SSD performance.