Discussion in 'Storage' started by kid41212003, May 28, 2011.
I'm thinking about getting an SSD that <$300 if nothing new is coming out.
Can you get a SSD 1TB for less then $100 yet?
for today im still thinking, and the answer still not
i know ssd is much faster than old hdd, but the price is over the budget. if you are not chasing the speed, you better stay on hdd
if you wanna higher speed take ssd but like it said the price speak
i would go to ssd if
1. the price go about 200$ or below it
2. if it has more than 20gb
it's been couple years since that day arrived. 40GB for $120 was all you need to get a snappy system up an running. even now, a 100GB drive would be more than enough for most people. you should not need to store data on a SSD. just the programs.
YES YES YES YES YES YES
this OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III ...
once you go SSD you never go back to mechanic, i can promise you that, and ppl who say no hasnt tried ssd imo
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II ...
There you go. Under $300, great speed, great history, and 180 GB for games and stuff. Like Anusha said, just don't store any personal data on it like music, videos, movies, etc. and this should be enough for the OS, programs, and games you are playing.
Hell, shop around and you could find a coupon for OCZ since this is Labor Day weekend.
This is sooooo true! I had a few bucks to blow a few months back, so I grabbed 2 60GB Patriot Infernos to throw in RAID-0, and I will never go back. They are beastly, and relatively inexpensive. I paid just a little over $300 for the pair.
That would be a broken promise if you were talking to me. The performance is eyebrow-raising, but so is the price. I really don't notice a worthwhile difference in day-to-day activities between my system with Windows 7 on an SSD and systems running RAID. But my wallet sure notices the price per GB.
There are great niche uses for SSDs, but then you can say the same about, for example, RAM disks. And in both cases, I think it boils down to performance per dollar and what fits your application best.
Yeha, TIGR, RAID users will have a hard time swallowing the cost for the performance, for sure.
But for those that won't use RAID, like myself, SSD is 100% worthwhile. I mean, really, I am using some mechanical drives on the review rig, and I am very quickly going to be switching over to SSD on that rig, even though it means I'll have to rebench many boards, and re-install windows many times.
Yeah they certainly have their place. The one I use is there because it's the most performance I can squeeze into the only SATA port available. It's convenient and quick, and since it's only 128GB, it's not that expensive. Mixing and matching SSDs with HDD RAID is a great way to get maximum overall performance and cost per capacity, along with redundancy where needed.
I am sad to say so - but I was very disapointed when I went the SSD way....
My RAID 0 or JBOD (2 * 2TB Black Caviar) is as fast as my Vertex 2.....
- more MB
- more cache
So for me a RAID 0 with some good old "cheap" fashion mechanical drives is still number one.....
Since a single SSD drive already reached the peak of SATAI, i thought it would be time to get one...
Currently, i'm running RAID0 with 3x 250GB HDD, and i believe the only thing that would make a noticeable different is an SSD.
I went from RAID 0 500GB F3's to my SSD and I am still amazed by the difference. If you really put some effort into bargain hunting, an SSD will be well worth the price.
They are worth every penny. Using 2 Corsair Force 120GB drives in my workstation. Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB's on a 3ware raid card for work storage. Moving to SSD's was one of my favorite upgrades for sure. There's nothing like rebooting Windows 7 in 15 seconds total, know what I mean ? Until you've tried using them you just won't fully understand the benefits.
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3-BK 2.5" 120GB ...
Corsair Force series 3's specs look good, but there are no reviews yet.
price per GB is the same as the raptors used to be a few years ago so I'd say yes if you've got the budget for an ssd primary go for it. Just pickup some cheap 1-3TB drives for storage.
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