I got the sample SSDs from MyDigitalDiscount few hours ago..
Lot of testing and playing.. here is all on one page:
There are 2 different types, SLC and MLC. SLC ones are faster and more expencive. They currently have 8GB / 16GB and 32GB SLC SSDs
and 32GB / 64GB MLC SSDs
These SSDs are designed for:
Main Storage on:
Asus Eee PC 702 8G
Asus Eee PC 900 16G
Asus Eee PC 900A 8G/16G
Second disk for:
Asus Eee PC 900 12G/20G
Asus Eee PC 901 12G/20G
Asus Eee PC 900-X 16G
Asus Eee PC 1000 40G
But you could use them as main disk on any of those by swapping the boot order.
Then to benchmarks:
( I used ATTO Disk Benchmark, SSD as formated OS drive )
MyDigitalSSD 16GB PCI-E SLC SSD
MyDigitalSSD 64GB PCI-E MLC SSD
Asus Eee PC 900A 8GB PCI-E SSD
Asus Eee PC 900 16G 16GB PCI-E SSD
If you have Eee 900 16G or Eee 900A and you want more storage with same performance, you could be happy with the MLC ones..
If you want more speed, you need to check SLC ones. The bottleneck on Eee 900/900A is on SSD write speed.
If you have Eee 900/901 and want more storage, MLC is ok.
If you are fed up with 4GB 1st drive on Eee 900/901, you could get SLC one and swap the boot order and install the OS on it.
... I'm happy with 16GB SLC on my 900A, thanks MyDigitalDiscount for the sample. It's not coming back :)
Get yours from MyDigitalDiscount [ US ]
Or MemoryC [ EU ]
Friday, September 05, 2008