Expresscard SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Thiol, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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    We've discussed the FileMate SolidGo Expresscard SSD here a little bit already. The 24 and 48 GB versions seem to be among the fastest out there. I was about to grab one, but then I became concerned about the durability of the product based on some reviews:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16820161325
    http://www.amazon.com/Wintec-FileMa...iewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

    Can those who have used this for a while comment on how well it has lasted against the test of time?
     
  2. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    dont buy it....


    there is no cooling for the little thing....i burned up 3 in total before finally throwing in the towel on the filemates.

    2x24 and 1x48gb

    which have very good speed's , i ran virtual machines off them.
     
  3. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    That looks awesome! I would definitely install games on one of those!
     
  4. John89 macrumors regular

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    My 48GB was sent away to get replaced last week.
     
  5. Thiol thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hrm. Doesn't sound super reliable. Do we have any alternative that may be reasonably fast? I need to edit large text files of ~100 MB to ~1 GB.
     
  6. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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  7. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

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    It seems pretty neat. Internal is always the way to go, but I suppose based on the reviews that this product is quite good.
     
  8. Thiol thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have an internal SSD. Just wanted extra storage without losing the DVD drive...
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    In theory this sounds like a great use of the expresscard slot but given some of the responses, I'd be a little concerned about spending the money only to see it go up in smoke
     
  10. cderalow macrumors 6502

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    random question, but what the hell are you using that results in a 1GB text file.
     
  11. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah. Sounds like a database would be more efficient.
     
  12. Thiol thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a scientist. It's millions of DNA sequences that I need to run through my own scripts for analysis.
     
  13. seepel macrumors 6502

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    sqlite3? Comes installed on Mac OS X
     
  14. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

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    maybe look into external SSD drives?
    im not sure what the speed is on the express card interface is vs USB2 or FW
     

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