CES2008: Crucial External SSD Kit

At CES, there were several booths showing off functioning solid state disks (SSD). One that caught our eye was the Crucial SK01 External Drive Kit. This kit gives you the benefits of having a SSD as well as higher portability. The kit comes with a 3.5" bay, 5.25" drive bracket, and a 2.5" USB 2.0 enclosure for a SSD. This allows you to plug the drive into a computer and get SATA2 3Gb/s speeds, and then eject it to have the ability to take it anywhere and plug it into any USB. This hot-swappable feature may prove to be very useful.

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I think its ADATA's fault it uses both eSATA and usb, if someone was to design it better then it could just use eSATA, thats how I interpretted it anyway.

Quite frankly, USB2 is just sllloooowwww. I'd rather see eSATA (meaning eSATA thumb drives) become more popular as a hot-pluggable storage device.

BINGO

I like that idea!

I really like that idea!

what i want to see is some kind of 'external raid0 array' , basically a raid controller that plugs into your usb... flash drives have good seek time but the throughput is bad compared to hard disks, thats why raid0 is useful... plus theyre not that big compared to normal hard disks, so they will make up for it in numbers...

If this thing has SATA speeds (let's say it can do 40 MB/s) then it's already capable of competing with typical USB2 external hdd's, which do 25 MB/s.

I seem to recall reading about high density thumb drives that either striped or spanned across 2 or more multi-gigabyte NAND flash chips to achieve higher speeds and higher densities.

Quite frankly, USB2 is just sllloooowwww. I'd rather see eSATA (meaning eSATA thumb drives) become more popular as a hot-pluggable storage device.

This just an external enclosure with SATA2 ports and a mated 5.25" bracket (which I agree is kinda cool) but what's the deal with SSD here ?

XP1 said,
I have five of the same Cooler Master case in the pictures. :P

I dont think I've ever seen them with USB and full SATA connectors on the back?