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FYI: OCZ SSD's hit 250GB at the egg

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Woody112, Dec 8, 2008.

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    Jakl says thanks.
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    AMAZING! Now if I would rather have a new Core i7 or that... I think I'll take the Core i7. When the price of SSD's goes down, I'll make the jump.
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    That my plan except for Phenom II. No point in building a new machine with outdated technology! :toast:

    Definitely gonna be building my Phenom II rig with 3 SDD's (two in RAID 5 and one reg). Hopefully at that point (April ?) it wont break the bank :rolleyes:
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    Still pretty darn expensive considering you can get 2 Velociraptor's for less $.
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    Raid 5 needs at least 3 drives.
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    screw raid 5 I want 5 in raid 0
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    oops my bad. :respect: I read my raid info incorrectly. Probably do raid 1+0
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    Is it even nessary to have a raid 1 array with these ssd's?
    To me it would be a waste of a potential performance increase. Any thing of importance I would just back up to one of my old platter drives.
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    That would be like using a ferrari to haul your 600lb fire safe around.

    :shadedshu
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    Nice, seems that the SSD generation is moving in smoothly...keep it up.
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    which would be sweet! I dunno I have time to think about it... I'm not doing a build until april. And it seems I need to look into RAID more :rolleyes:
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    Boo @ price
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    Indead.. When Phenom II comes around, ill see how good prices on SSD at that time in January.. Raid0 them FTW
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    that price on that SSD won't be down in january that for sure. You may end up with a core series SSD.

    matter of fact it's still gonna be a while before ssd prices at 128gb go down at all.
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    It really all depends on if other companies are going to launch ssd's Q1 09. If Hitachi, Seagate and WD get in on the action I can see prices comming down fast. However I agree it shure as hell won't be january.
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    what is all the hype about SSD's about??? awfully expensive for storage imo...
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    This is the way I see SSD's compared to platter drives.

    Pro's
    SSD

    no need to defrag
    no mechanical parts
    consistant speed
    Quiet
    No wear
    Low access times
    Faster read and writes than standard HDD's
    Low power consumption

    Cons
    Cost per gig
    New tech could be better
    Small selection
    Smaller storage space


    Average platter drive
    Pro's

    Low cost per gig
    Large selection
    available in 1.2TB
    Mature technology but also a con

    Con's
    High access times
    constantly needs defragged
    has mechanical parts, wears out faster
    slower speed as head moves toward outer edge of platter
    noisy
    Slow reads and writes
    high power consumption
    Not going to get any faster
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