SSD Awesomeness



We took 24 256GB Samsung MLC SSD’s and put them in RAID to make this awesome computer! See how we did it, and what the results were!
For more information on these drives, check out

Warning: This clip is a piece of Samsung marketing material.
Warning 2: It’s actually pretty fracking amazing, and it might change your view of computers.

Samsung techies linked 24 of the company’s 256GB SSD drives together in a RAID with the hopes of making the fast SSD drives even faster. The system actually reaches transfer speeds of 2GBps. What’s that much speed mean to you?

• All of Microsoft Office opens in .5 seconds.
• 53 programs from the test rig’s Start menu open in 18 seconds.
• The complete system defrags in about 3 seconds.

Basically, we all know that hard drives are holding other components in computers back, slowing down our day to day usage. But I’ll be honest in saying that I didn’t things were this bad. While almost no mortal could afford to build this amazing rig, suddenly that SATA3 technology isn’t looking so impressive.


Happy New Year!!!

So, after a couple of months of hibernation, am slowly trying to catch up on my blogging activities …. Here’s wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous 2008. Looking forward to another year of pleasant surprises from Adobe, Apple, M$, Google, Yahoo and all the other folks who actually make technology work for the rest of us!!! 🙂

I have finally managed to wrap up work on a component that has been pending for a long time. A component for developers to create data entry/crud forms easily. Check out my separate post on this!!!

So, once again… Cheers! And let’s hope this year is filled with less destruction and more peace than last year…