flashbased harddrive options now?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by flir67, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. flir67 macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2005
    is their any kind of flashbased harddrive options now as we speak. such as a macbook harddrive connector that you just insert a flash card,etc.

    I'm trying os x on a 2 gb cruzer disk now and the boot times absolutely suck compared to a normal hd.

    thanks in advance.
  2. mattscott306 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2007
    Umm... no I don't think so. You're stuck with your regular SATA drive for the time being.
  3. HibyPrime macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2006
  4. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    Forget the USB stick speed, its not even closely comparable, the stick has to run through USB bandwidth while the hard drive would have much faster connections to your processor/ram/etc. Not to say that flash based hard drives are a good idea yet, but eventually they will be
  5. SupadudeX macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2006
    Flash hard drives are and awesome idea. The price just needs to come down. In the interrum we will start to see hybrid hard drives very soon (normal hard drives with integrated flash memory). There was a news article very recently about Samsung shipping their first hybrid hard drive.
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    Solid state HDs have such a ridiculous price point, A holographic drive would be a less expensive idea.......ok not really at $75,000 for a drive.:D

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