Robson Flash Technology

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Picopiedra, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Picopiedra macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2007
    Since first hearing about Intel's addition of a solid-state flash memory "buffer" to the next iteration of their Centrino line (Santa Rosa), I was definitely enthralled. It interested me that technology was being developed to address the speed differentials between the amount of time it takes the CPU to process information and the amount of time it takes the harddrive to actually deliver such information to the processor. Needless to say, aside from increases in the speed of the front side bus and the inclusion of wireless n techology, it was this Robson Flash Technology that presented itself (to me at least) as most alluring component to Intel's new platform, and I eagerly awaited the day that I'd open up a Macbook Pro with some of those sweet slabs of solid-state memory.
    Here comes my question: For all that I've heard about what the upcoming update to the Macbook Pro line (whenever it is that it will arrive, be it tomorrow or be it at WWDC), I haven't ever really heard any explicit mention of the Robson Flash Technology, just a variety of ambiguous statements as to the inclusion of the "Santa Rosa chipset" -- Is it widely believed that the Macbook Pro update will include the introduction of the Santa Rosa chipset, and, if so, is it certain that Apple will include all of the components of the Santa Rosa Platform, inclusive of the Robson Flash Technology?
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    not a lot of new santa rosa laptops are adopting turbo caching (robson flash tech). it remains to be seen whether apple will incorporate turbo caching into the new macbook pros, but i highly doubt it. not in this new iteration anyway.
  3. Picopiedra thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2007
  4. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    i think the system has to support robson cache. the chipset alone isn't enough. so expect some driver problems. on top of that i think robson caching is obsolete before it's out because solid state HD's and Hybrid HD's are fully compatible with the current sata standard and are already availabe for reasonable prices.
  5. localoid macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2007
    America's Third World
    Do a little research on the subject and you'll learn that Robson is not "obsolete."

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