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So far, we've got 3 new SSDs on the egg!

Discussion in 'Storage' started by happita, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. happita

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    Corsair Performance 3 series
    Corsair Performance 3 Series CSSD-P3256GB2-BRKT 2....

    Intel 510 series
    Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH250A2K5 2.5" ...

    Plextor PX-M2 series
    Plextor PX-M2 Series PX-256M2S 2.5" 256GB SATA III...

    So far, all of these are 250gb+, so if you've got deep wallets, 1 of these might scratch that itch you've had on that part of your back that you can't seem to satisfy.

    I'm really hoping for the new SSD controllers to replace current SSDs at there current price points by summer, because I'm 1 of those people who has that itch I was just talking about :D The prices are just insane for these things. Plextor & Intel have a much more attractive price vs. Corsair (big surprise). But the downfall is their read/write speeds.

    Anyone find it weird that Plextor has jumped into the SSD industry? I only remember them being active in the optical drive sector of hardware, not memory, let alone SSDs. Strange, but interesting, I'm always about more competition, drives the prices lower :toast:
     
  2. LAN_deRf_HA

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    Holy crap whats with this double the price of old drives crap? You're not really going to feel the difference the two.
     
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    I have been seriously considering the 120GB version of each of those.

    My main system currently runs XP and has a C300 128GB drive (0006 firmware now, but it was a Micron eval drive which came to me with 0001) for the OS which gives me fits every few months, luckily I keep good backups. It has lots of SMART errors and reallocated sectors reported. I am ready to replace it before it goes belly up for good. The problem is that I run XP on this system and the SSD is on an Adaptec RAID controller - so no trim support and the Intel toolbox doesn't work through the Adaptec either. Effective background garbage collection is a must for me on this machine.

    The Plextor is appealing to me, but no data. I don't even know who makes it. This might be the ideal candidate, although...

    The Intel appeals to me due to the Intel support and reputation (yes I have a sandy bridge MB that needs to be replaced...), but I have hundreds of the G2 drives deployed and have not had a single problem, the few 'other' drives I have deployed I have had problems with - typically the MFG blames my equipment or my process for the failures, but the Intel drives have never failed me. I am dissappointed by the randiom IO/S measurements of the 510 - they appear to be slower than the G2's in some operations.

    The Corsair is appealing too, but I am not as intrigued by it as the others. I expect the Intel prices to drop pretty quickly - if they drop in line with the Plextor it will be a hard decision.
     
  4. Completely Bonkers New Member

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    Those prices are a little silly. Sit it out for a month. Second shipments rolling in from Asia will be a lot cheaper.
     
  5. PVTCaboose1337

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    Does anyone know the lifetime of these? I am kinda weary to ever get an SSD as they just "die" one day, with no warning. At least with an HDD I know when the thing is gonna die. How many hours do they estimate these live? I have HDD's from 1985 that are still being used. I don't have any early SSD's still working.
     
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    What, an how, happened to your early SSDs? Makes me a little concerned about my own setups here.
     
  7. CBRworm

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    I used a bunch of the Micron C200's, they wore out pretty quick. Used to use sandisk 4 & 8 gb drives that wore out pretty quick.

    I have been using intel G1 and mostly G2 drives since they were released and have not had a hiccup.

    Right now I still trust my data to rotating drives, except in high shock/vibe environments where a rotating drive would fail very quickly.

    For a boot drive SSDs rock.
     
  8. techtard

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    Current SSDs are much more robust than the early ones. You only hear problems with sandforce and OCZ really. But that could be from people benching their drives to death, and blaming it on faulty drives.
     

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