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This new Buffalo flash memory component would like mighty nice in my Asus Eee PC. Of course, I just sold the 701 model because I’m scouting around for one of the newer netbooks right now. If I hadn’t, I’d be trying to get my hands on […]

Buffaloasuseee901xThis new Buffalo flash memory component would like mighty nice in my Asus Eee PC. Of course, I just sold the 701 model because I’m scouting around for one of the newer netbooks right now. If I hadn’t, I’d be trying to get my hands on Buffalo’s 901-X PCI-express mini SSD memory module.

The smaller capacity 32 GB card is expected to runs $156 or you can double your pleasure and get 64 GB for $316. I can’t check the Eee since it’s no longer here, but if I recall correctly, there was an interface for this type of expansion right under the easy to remove cover. The one that said "warranty void if removed". ;) Looks like a September release in Japan, but I suspect the product will quickly cross geographic borders soon after that.

(via Gizmodo)

  1. It would be nice if the netbook makers would standardize on a type of SSD module (and make it possible for the user to swap them out), this would open up the market to more development/competition which can only work in the customer’s favor.

    I wonder how fast these modules are? JKK over at jkkmobile.com has been highlighting some of the poor performance numbers coming out of the new 16GB EeePC. Hopefully it’s due to the SSD module and not how it’s interfaced.

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  2. borax99 (Alain C.) Tuesday, July 29, 2008

    Uhhh, isn’t this upgrade absurdly cheap? Is there a typo somewhere?

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  3. borax99: odds are that these modules are using MLC technology, which while cheaper than the older SLC tech, also tends to be slower. Heck, you can pick up a 32gb 2.5″ drive for your laptop for about the same price right now… but it’s slow as !@#$5:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208317

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