Apparently Asus didn’t just divide the storage on the Eee PC 900 into two separate partitions like I’d originally thought. No, they instead have put two separate solid state disks in each unit. Both the Linux and Windows XP models will have 4GB of flash storage soldered to the motherboard, and the Linux version will have a 16GB SSD in a PCIe slot while the Windows version will have an 8GB SSD.

On the one hand, this means that users should be able to upgrade their storage relatively easily. On the other hand, it means you’re pretty much stuck with 4GB for your system files, which could be kind of annoying.

In other news, Bit-Tech has some unboxing photos, this time in English. They’ve also got word on K pricing £329, which is about $647 US. That’s significantly more than the Hong Kong version which is expected to sell for the equivalent of $513 US.

[via jkkmobile]

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3 replies on “Eee PC 900 has 2 separate solid state disks, not just two partitions”

  1. On the linux version, of course this is moot, and you can simply use LVM and make the two devices operate as one physical disk

  2. What are the practical implications of that?

    Will people see C: as the main drive with XP on it and D: for storage?

    I can see myself stripping out a lot of stuff that’s in a full XP install (which that seems to be). I don’t need, for instance, Solitaire mucking around.

    1. Yeah, it looks like you’ll have a C and D drive. Of course, you can install programs to the D drive or do anything else you like. But it probably makes the most sense to treat it as a storage drive and keep all your programs together on the C drive until you run out of space.

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