Eee PC To Get "True" SSDs

"The Eee PC's SSD will be getting and interface and chip change"

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Eee PC To Get "True" SSDs
Asus will soon be manufacturing Eee PCs with SSDs that finally utilize the SATA interface, with the controller IC manufactured by JMicron, as well as single-level cell (SLC) NAND chips manufactured by Samsung. Up until now, the Eee PC has been equipped with a PATA-based controller IC by Phison Electronics that supports SSDs with multi-level cell (MLC) NAND chips.
Most netbooks currently use similar PATA/MLC drives. Some manufacturers don't consider these to be "true" SSDs, as they don't live up to the potential of the SSD technology in terms of performance and stability. These companies believe that in order for an SSD to be a suitable replacement for the conventional hard drive, it must utilize the SATA interface and SLC NAND chips.
Will this change in SSD interface and chip type make Asus' Eee PC more desirable?
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19-08-2008, 09:29:12

I told them about that a few months ago,and its still on sale.

19-08-2008, 09:35:32

meh isnt the Asus Striker 2 Mobo, a little unstable, thought people were advising that despite their previous products/reputation Asus' Striker 2 ultra Sli had some problems..

I went for the evga Ultra Sli equivalent based on that and people's recommendation about eVGA's customers support.

I may be wrong but I thought I'd just mention what I'd heard.

Regards Ollie

19-08-2008, 09:42:35

Ollie check the price!!!

19-08-2008, 10:32:11

Hmms, well I think the equivalent mobos from the other brands are as expensive, this one is about £30 more though.. EVGA ATX 790i Ultra SLi Mainboard is the one I went for,

but if u want to go Sli, I guess u have to pay for an equivalent Mobo.
Agreed tis expensive compared to all the others, but once u made the controversial decision to pay for the Gtx280's and DDR3 ram then the choice of Mobos are limited to this 790i board or the equivalent brands or the Blackops, can anyone think of any others?
the other thing is that when the drivers come out to support 3 sli with gtx 280s this board can use 3 sli, although not as fast I think as it has only 2 x16 pciE slots...

any thoughts?


19-08-2008, 10:44:37

its disapeared now
but it was listed at like 1300 quid :p

19-08-2008, 10:48:41

Ollie u have missed the point of this thread. Price of the MB was advertised as over £13000. It how has been taken off the site where I saw it.

19-08-2008, 10:57:19

ah Ok sorry to be missing the point, when I looked at the site it had already been removed.

and yeah I would have agreed £1300, think someone made a mistake? Ouch

20-08-2008, 12:07:22

I am sure I saw something like this a few weeks ago on that site, where something in the sale went UP in price... always seems to happen at OCUK :D

20-08-2008, 17:54:47


I am sure I saw something like this a few weeks ago on that site, where something in the sale went UP in price... always seems to happen at OCUK :D

How bad would you feel if you decided to go for it.. well u'd have to be totally stupid and lack the ability to price hunt on google.. but How gutted would you feel..

20-08-2008, 18:03:15

Always hunting for the best prices.

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