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RunCore Launches Low Cost SSDs

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With the price of SSD storage continuously dropping, it’s not surprising to see some ultra cheap SSDs hitting the market in time to take advantage of the current penny pinching economy.

RunCore has announced some pretty competitively priced 1.8-inch SSDs as well as a more expensive 2.5-inch drive. Dubbed the 1.8-inch Low Cost Zif PATA, and available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities with speeds of up to 75MB/sec read and 40MB/sec write, making the RunCore drives pretty decent storage solutions for netbook owners. Retail pricing for these parts will be $69.99, $119.99, $199.99 and $389.99, respectively.

We’re glad to see companies bringing out products aimed at the netbook market. Storage and RAM upgrades for netbooks are sure to be a real money maker and the more options available to users, the better. The launch of affordable SSDs will likely give the netbook market a jump for those who need a mobile solution but don't want to or can’t afford to compromise on premium storage.

RunCore also announced the 256GB 2.5-inch SATA SSD with speeds of up to 230MB/sec read and 150MB/sec write. The 256GB has a slightly scarier and less recession-friendly price of just under $700.

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    zodiacfml , December 31, 2008 5:12 PM
    if i only had the budget, i'll get that 32GB ssd even if it will be slower than a similarly priced 1TB drive.
    i'm getting frustrated with the constant scratching noise of my HD especially in vista wherein everything is cached to memory until saturation.
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    nekatreven , January 2, 2009 5:17 PM
    zodiacfmlif i only had the budget, i'll get that 32GB ssd even if it will be slower than a similarly priced 1TB drive. i'm getting frustrated with the constant scratching noise of my HD especially in vista wherein everything is cached to memory until saturation.


    I kill the readyboost, windows search (indexer), and superfetch services and that problem goes away. I know at least two of these features are borrowed from other OSes, and may help...but I run on pretty fast hardware so I don't really notice any slow downs. Also, Vista's search can't even find my stuff with the indexing on, so I'm not sure I trust Microsoft's first, or maybe second attempt to implement such features. Kill the UAC, and clean up some startup programs, and it works great for me.

    Anything to shut up the hard drive and get that perpetual blinking hdd light to turn off.