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The PC hard drive could soon be an endangered species.

As the price of Flash memory crashes, it is being used in areas traditionally occupied by magnetic storage systems. USB Flash keys are fast becoming the portable storage medium of choice, and a growing number of digital music players (such as Apple's iPod nano) use Flash memory rather than miniature hard drives. Some are trying.


In Korea, Samsung has launched two computer products that use solid state drives (SSDs). Both the NT-Q1-SSD ultra mobile PC (about £1,300) and the NT-Q30-SSD (around £1,900), a 12.1-inch screen notebook, have a 32GB NAND Flash drive.


Samsung claim an SSD can read data at 57MB/s and write at 32MB/s, significantly faster than a hard drive's typical 24MB/s, thus offering faster access to applications and slicker multi-tasking.

The boot-up time for Windows XP is said to be 25% to 50% faster and an SSD is up to 60% lighter than a comparable 1.8in hard drive.

It's also more robust - Samsung claims that the SSD can withstand deceleration forces (that is, being dropped) double what would cripple a standard hard drive. Which makes SSD perfect for laptops?

It uses far less power (0.5W when busy, compared to a hard drive's 2W) - significant, since hard drives use 10% to 20% of a laptop's battery power. And finally, the lack of moving parts means Samsung's SSD-enabled PC can operate in complete silence.


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23-08-2006, 20:47:32

Well following on from my original post "I Need To Loose Weight !!!" I can now say I have done it :D

If you are thinking "WTF is he going on about", you can view "I Need To Loose Weight !!!" HERE

After alot of boosters and other ways of getting me up there I have finally managed to get up on my own. It took alot of practise but I have now worked out the best jumping method to get me up there alone.

View the video HERE (17.8mb)

You will probably see me doing this alot now on public but dont forget this isnt the only place I can get up now :nono:

Anyway thats enough rambling.


Hyper :ar:

23-08-2006, 20:58:47

Hooray! All that running away from jims awp did the trick!

24-08-2006, 00:15:04

nicely done hyper!

24-08-2006, 01:26:14


Hooray! All that running away from jims awp did the trick!

I knew all my shooting at his feet (intentionally of course) would help :p

24-08-2006, 01:57:24

[Jack Nicholson in Batman vs Joker movie] Ah so you think you can dance see? [/Nicholson]
LoL good job Hype.

24-08-2006, 02:18:00

i used to be able to do that.. but now i cant :'( i guess im getting too fat... but ill stay fat.. so jim leave me alone! lol

24-08-2006, 06:06:09

Gratz mate, glad u finally got up there :p

24-08-2006, 06:11:06

lmao hyper, jump scripts ftw :p

24-08-2006, 19:23:46

WOOOO Hyper, finally you have gained some ninja skills! :D

That was some spokky/unexplainable :eh: stuff goin on there, when you could jump on match and everywhere else, but not the pub....

Phew, now I can sleep at night :sleep:

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