Category Archives: SSD

Replace an old IDE HDD with an SSD emulator to cut noise and power? The Korg D8 experiment, Part II—Compact Flash

Earlier, I reported on my attempt to swap in a solid-state disk emulator for a small IDE hard drive in an old Korg D8 multitrack audio workstation. (See “Replace an old IDE HDD with an SSD emulator to cut noise … Continue reading

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Replace an old IDE HDD with an SSD emulator to cut noise and power? The Korg D8 experiment.

I’ve got an old Korg D8 digital multitrack audio wokstation. It was state of the art for recording sound back in the mid 1990s. The whole concept of digital audio workstations was new back then. The products were just starting … Continue reading

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Intel releases low-power, 40Gbyte SSD for $125

Now it’s a trend. Last week, I wrote about the sub-$100, 2.5-inch, 32Gbyte SSD from OCZ. Now Intel makes low-cost SSDs a trend with the introduction of a $125 (when ordering 1000), 2.5-inch, 40Gbyte, “value” edition of its industry-leading X25 … Continue reading

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OCZ’s 32Gbyte Onyx SSD breaks $100 barrier, cuts power

It was only a matter of time. Nobody doubts that solid-state disks (SSDs) will decline in price over time. The only questions are “How fast will prices fall?” and “How much storage will I get for my money”? PC component … Continue reading

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