Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Alienware ships first desktops with 64GB flash drives

updated 11:10 am EDT, Tue October 9, 2007

Alienware 64GB SSD Desktop

Alienware today took the unusual step of launching an option for 64GB solid-state drives with its high-end gaming desktops, following its recent introduction of the same feature for its notebooks. The flash-based storage is available for both the Area-51 ALX and Aurora ALX systems and is meant to replace the main hard drive for gamers who want extremely quick load times without the penalty of a noisy or potentially unreliable 10,000RPM rotating hard drive. The option pairs up two of the 64GB drives in a RAID 0 stripe that not only improves speed even further but provides a continuous 128GB of space.

Choosing the SSD storage option consumes one of the drive options during the customization process but still leaves room for as many as two conventional hard disks for users who want the extra space for less demanding tasks. Alienware is already accepting orders today and says the drive selection adds $1,700 to the base prices of the AMD-based Aurora ($4,099) and Intel-based Area-51 ($4,999), which otherwise go unchanged from their most recent updates.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News