Pretec 12 GB CF - just $14,900 ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Started May 26, 2004 | Discussions thread
Joseph S Wisniewski Forum Pro • Posts: 34,130
Don't laugh...

=VALOR= wrote:

Oh man.

I was laughing SO HARD when I read this news. The Protec guys must
really get their valves checked. No one in their right minds would
pay that kind of money for a measely 12 GB CF card.

You would be amazed. Digital camera owners are not the early adopters for large capacity cards. They're used in embedded systems. Sure, Nikon and Canon and Sony will buy one or two now, to verify that there won't be any problems in a year or two when the cards drop in price.

A few years ago, I built a fleet of data gathering computers. Each one used a pair of 440 meg cards (the biggest on the market at the time) and they cost either $1800 or $2800 each. Now 440 meg is worth about $40.

I can see something that needs speed reliability hooking 6 of these cards to a 6 port raid controller card, configuring it for a 4 drive raid 5 with 2 hot spares, and having a near unstopable, silent, low power, vibration immune 36 gig storage system that wouldn't quit until 3 of the cards had failed. Drop it onto a mountain top, or to the bottom of the sea, where the cost of replacing it would far exceed the $100,000 cost of building it.

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