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Crucial M500 SSD Series Now Available

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. blibba


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    Well the 960GB variant of this drive will be about $599 at launch. So, you might as well say that you'd like to see the 4770K at $5. That said, we've seen massive SSD price-drops before, so who knows.

    SATA3 is not an "excuse", it's a technical limitation. And besides, sequential transfer speeds are hardly the holy grail of SSD performance - you can match an SSD in this area with a few HDDs in RAID, but actually in the real world this would not be a comparable solution.

    Have you not seen any reviews of PCI-E SSDs (e.g. OCZ Revodrive) or SSD RAID arrays?

    Micron basically already offers what you're looking for (at a much higher price) in the form of the p320h. 1.75GB/s sequential reads.

  2. NeoXF

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    Well, seeing as I was talking about tech that isn't out yet, it's fair to assume I wasn't talking about "now"...
    Otherwise I know what you're saying. I'm just talking from a idealistic point of view... it's very easy to make internal RAID SSDs (as opposed to HDDs) to increase performance, as well as capacity, if you move to 3.5" (so desktop-only either way) at least...

    Those Revo drives do look nice, but I don't see them (even if money isn't the problem) as a permanent replacement for primary storage on a PC.
  3. xorbe

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    What I got from the AT review was that the M500 is not always faster or slower than the m4, but that it was more consistent in latency / iops, which is a win in my book. I have a pile of m4 drives and have been pleased, so I'm sure the 960GB M500 would suit me fine ... ^_^

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