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Buffalo Releases Intel-made 80 GB SSD

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  1. btarunr

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    Buffalo has released an Intel-made solid-state drive (SSD), model SHD-NSMR 80G. The 2.5 inch, 80 GB drive is built on the multi-level cell (MLC) design, with rated sequential read speeds of up to 253 MB/s, with random read speeds of 241.7 MB/s. The drive uses standard SATA II interface. It measures 100 × 70 × 10mm (width × height × depth), and weighs 88g.

    The drive bundles a decent set of related software by Acronis: MigrateEasy data migration software, TrueImage LE data backup software, DiskDirector LE partition management software, and DriveCleanser data secure-deletion software. The drive is now out in Japan and costs 103,950 JPY (about $1,090).

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    I wonder when these are going to drop in price
     
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    *Chokes*

    an MLC doing 250MB/s?!?
     
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    LOL. No kidding, but is that worth $900 more than todays faster SATA drives?
     
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    yes. its damn shmexy.
     
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    Read/write speeds are not the only advantage you need to look at. SSD have an access time of 0.1ms while HDD are 12-14ms. This makes SSD the optimal choice for a boot drive or drive for programs and games. Boot / load times will kill a regular HDD with those access times. On top of that you get read /write speeds that are 2x the top performing HDD (assuming you choose the right SSD). And SSD technology is just ramping up, expect the performance numbers to double and price to fall by 50% by the end of 2009.
     
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    At $1000 bucks the price needs to drop 75% for me to even consider it. I absolutely don't understand why it needs to cost so much for faster boot/load times. Not worth it for the regular PC user.
     
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    For that kind of cash I'd have a massive raid 10.

    That kind of throughput makes me hard.
     
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    seriously F that i mean the numbers are impressive but i can get 8 1TB drives for the cost of that thing......and not only that but 80GB seriously? haha not for $900 thank you. ill enjoy my TB drives psh 80GB i think i have games bigger than that.
     
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    ah but your 8TB would take 100W of power, make a lot of noise, heat, and take up lots of physical room. you'd need a case with 8 HDD bays, 8 sata power connectors, a board/RAID card with 8 ports.... the price goes up ;)

    Yeah these are damned expensive, but you can slap this kind of performance into a laptop, where you cant with RAID'd regular drives.
     
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    Laptops are [​IMG]


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    my case has like 12HDD bays i have enough sata ports HDD's dont get that hot and i have a 1KW psu :)
     
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    If it is made by Intel then I assume it should perform very similarly to the actual Intel 80GB model...

    Got to test one earlier this week:

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    Worth the price? If you have the cash, YES. That single little drive is a mere 35mb/sec average short of my FOUR WD Raptors in RAID0 on a hardware controller and the access time destroys the Raptors.

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    Wow, those must be the old raptors. My single 640 AAKS avgs about 115 MB/s.
     
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    Four x 80GB OEM Dell WD Raptors, 8MB Cache.
     
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    Personally I'd take one of those SSD if they were given to me, but come on... that's too expensive. They could easily blast a hole for themselves in the market if they produced a 120gb for $400ish (asks the impossible)
     
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    My rig costs less than this thing and it has 250gb of storage. I think I will pass.. Why even make these retail if no one is gonna buy them? Wouldn't having a quad core and a 4870X2 be faster than a 80gb drive?
     
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    neither my quad, nor my video card offers uber load times not stores my data. so... no, no they arent faster than this HDD.
     
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    i can't justify the intel ssd atm either. here is my hdtune using my old $35 a piece sas drives w/a bargain perc 5/i (total price for the moth eaten storage: $380):

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    edit: this is in server '08 x64. under xp x64, the scores are higher (roughly 50+ points per entry, a 100 more on the burst, for some reason...)
     
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    my big question: has anyone ran ssd off a perc, and lived to tell the tale? i'm looking @ getting cheap v2 options, and seeing how some decent hba write cache does w/the dreaded standard ssd writes...in other words: will i get crap from trying ssd on a hardware/my cheap perc controller?
     
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    afaik, very few people have bothered buying them. Feel free to test it and let us know how it goes.
     
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    YES

    Because when you are dishing out tons of data. Your HDD can't keep up!




    A internal SAS Drive that is about 10 Grand can only do about 172MB a sec Internal. With SDD there are no moving parts, so that issue is gone. Also no access times, and that means in RAID the speed will stay up longer and higher for raid 0( As I have read about SDD drives so far).


    Worth a thousand, yes it is. Are a tons of people going to buy them. Yes in the markets they are trying to sell to


    To normal people no they will not sell a lot of them.
     
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    OK, so the read speeds are quite nice, but what are the write speeds like?
     
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    being an intel one, probably 20-30MB/s lower than the read. intels drives seem to be very solid in performance, unlike the samsung ones.
     

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