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johcar
24-07-2009, 10:20 PM
W.T.F. (http://www.physorg.com/news167461888.html) !!!!!!

GameJunkie
24-07-2009, 10:26 PM
lol, how much i wonder?

hueybot3000
24-07-2009, 10:30 PM
Id probaly lose it the day I bought it, still impressive though

Blam
24-07-2009, 10:38 PM
No suprise-IMO it was only a matter of time...

johcar
24-07-2009, 10:41 PM
I thought the interesting thing was not only the capacity, but also the fact that it is "ReadyBoost" ready AND guaranteed for five years. SSDs have only a limited number of write cycles and if used as 'spare' RAM on a Vista machine, will substantially shorten its life...

Five years warranty shows some confidence by Kingston, since I daresay it won't be a cheap gadget.

R2x1
24-07-2009, 10:58 PM
Data smugglers are going to be a lot harder to spot :thanks than when they were strolling off the premises nonchalantly juggling 3 or 4 thousand floppy discs :ban

And for readyboost, it will handsomely outlast Vista :thumbs:

Chilling_Silence
24-07-2009, 11:04 PM
VERY cool stuff :D I want one :D
Now just to convince SWMBO that I *need* one ;)

wainuitech
24-07-2009, 11:12 PM
VERY cool stuff :D I want one :D
Now just to convince SWMBO that I *need* one ;):lol: Off topic-- Blimey that didn't take her long Chill :p

On topic-- Bugger - another one to lose - I have enough problems keeping track of my 2GB

qazwsxokmijn
24-07-2009, 11:34 PM
Holy....256GB in an easy-to-lose USB drive???

It's probably aimed for the government sector.

hueybot3000
24-07-2009, 11:36 PM
Holy....256GB in an easy-to-lose USB drive???

It's probably aimed for the government sector.

So they have yet another convenient excuse :lol:

Chilling_Silence
24-07-2009, 11:40 PM
:lol: Off topic-- Blimey that didn't take her long Chill :p

Yeah right now she's earning more than me, so .... ;)

That said, I still cook the meals :D

Deane F
25-07-2009, 12:02 AM
Now just to convince SWMBO that I *need* one ;)

Just remember that it's been observed before by others that:

"Oh, just do whatever the **** you want then!"

...doesn't actually mean that at all...

Chilling_Silence
25-07-2009, 01:03 AM
:D :D :D

Wise words indeed!

pcuser42
25-07-2009, 08:17 AM
That flash drive is bigger than my hard drive.

Imagine using ReadyBoost with that - "I have 256GB of RAM" :D

johcar
25-07-2009, 09:44 AM
That flash drive is bigger than my hard drive.

Imagine using ReadyBoost with that - "I have 256GB of RAM" :D

Only useful if running a 64 bit OS.... ;)

Are there any SSD hard drives on the market (installed in laptops) yet that are that size?

somebody
25-07-2009, 10:09 AM
:lol: Off topic-- Blimey that didn't take her long Chill :p

On topic-- Bugger - another one to lose - I have enough problems keeping track of my 2GB

Get one of those tiny Kingmax ones and keep it on your keyring.

Strommer
25-07-2009, 10:29 AM
Times are a changing...

It seems not too long ago that a friend stopped by my house with his flash drive - a 16 Mb stick - and he was very impressed with my 256 Mb USB stick!

Then there was our big trip to India where I splurged on two CF cards for the new dig cam - whopping big 64 Mb cards.

ubergeek85
25-07-2009, 05:31 PM
I lost my 1Gb flash drive despite the fact that I normally carry it round on a lanyard. For this, I'd need a lock and chain!

Metla
25-07-2009, 05:53 PM
All three of my flash drives are missing.:annoyed:

feersumendjinn
25-07-2009, 07:03 PM
And at 10MB/sec write speed (as in specs) it would take 7.28 hrs to fill it :rolleyes::p

nofam
25-07-2009, 09:16 PM
And at 10MB/sec write speed (as in specs) it would take 7.28 hrs to fill it :rolleyes::p

Exactly my thoughts - until USB3 becomes the norm it seems kind of pointless; like trying to fill an Olympic swimming pool with a garden hose,

PCT Joe
25-07-2009, 09:57 PM
That flash drive is bigger than my hard drive.

Imagine using ReadyBoost with that - "I have 256GB of RAM" :D

I thought the max that 64bit detected was 112GB :/ what a waste of extra ram :(.... cant wait for 128bit os lol

Chilling_Silence
25-07-2009, 11:09 PM
Get one of those tiny Kingmax ones and keep it on your keyring.

I just got one of those today :D so slow in comparison to other one I have ... bu its portable / convenient! :)

PCT Joe
26-07-2009, 12:18 AM
Just found out 64bit can handle 128GB ram.... I give it 5 years ;)
It also mentioned something about 'virtual memory' can someone enlighten me on this?!?

pcuser42
26-07-2009, 07:33 AM
I thought the max that 64bit detected was 112GB :/ what a waste of extra ram :(.... cant wait for 128bit os lol

I would have thought that both 32 and 64 bit could use 256GB of ReadyBoost. ;)

Blam
26-07-2009, 11:09 AM
Just found out 64bit can handle 128GB ram.... I give it 5 years ;)
It also mentioned something about 'virtual memory' can someone enlighten me on this?!?

Virtual memory is when your computer doesn't have enough RAM an resorts to using part of the hard drive as RAM. Its also why computers with little RAM are so slow..