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Is this SSD good?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by silkstone, May 4, 2009.

  1. silkstone

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    Thinking about buying this:

    _+_ Internal Solid state disk ( SSD ) Ridata SATA II _+_
    - Phiên bản cải tiến của dòng SSD ( SSD2 ) với độ bền cao hơn và The fastest in the worldi !!!
    - Raid capable !!!

    - Watch the speed something something: Here

    dimensions : 4.00" x 2.75" x 0.35"
    Weight : 0.14 lbs.
    Form factor : 2.5"
    Capacity : 64GB
    Interface Type : SATA II 3.0Gb
    Hỗ trợ RAID siêu nhanh . Nhanh nhất thế giới hiện nay .
    MLC NAND
    Specification :
    Power usage : 1.15w – very low power cho tuổi thọ của SSD và thời lượng sử dụng pin lâu hơn !!!
    Sequential Access - Read : 152Mb/s
    Sequential Access - Write : 96MB/s
    Lifetime : 2,000,000 giờ

    ___Brand new boxed .Mới 100% . SL : 02 .
    ___3 month warranty : 128.99 $
    ___Bảo hành 12 tháng : 139.99 $
    ___Bảo hành 36 tháng : 167.99 $ .

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    What are your opinions on it? Fairly cheap compared with other SSD's at only $129
     
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    you might have better luck if you translate it to english.

    is the drive MLC or SLC, and does it have reports of stuttering online?
     
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    I've translated some of it, my vietnamese ain't all that good

    I can't find any decent reviews, just shopping sites :(

    Just found it's MLC - what does that mean?
    http://ssd-reviews.com/ssd/v.php?id=111
     
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    in a nutshell yes i feel ssd's are worth it, i ahve a g.skill ssd and love it, good for boot times and overall system response, stuttering is an issue for some although i haven't had any noticable stutter myself. as for drives get a reputable brand such as ocz, patriot, g.skill, intel. the cheaper drives tend to give lackluster at best performance and usually cause more problems then the solve.
     
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    It must use MLC chips.Because SLC chips are expensive.SLC is better than MLC.
     
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    I've seen that SSD on newegg... looks pretty good to me.

    As for the SLC and MLC... SLC is WAY more expensive right now. It's supposed to be faster, but the timing on all of the SLC's are slower than the better MLC's, and by alot. They still need to get better at SLC technology
     
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    Somehow it just looks dodgy. Like those funny SSD cards and USB sticks you can buy of china ebay. They offer half the price and pretend high performance, but are full of fail.

    I hope this product is different. But just looking at it? I'm not confident.
     
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    ^ +1 on that. the colour scheme is whats making me think "is it really?"
     
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    MLC's require each bank of ram to be erased completely before ANY writing can be done. thats what causes the stutter. Using creative firmware techniques, DRAM buffers and usign empty cells first, they can alleviate this problem.
     
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    The studdering is true, however I have only seen it in Vista and XP, the problem pretty much disapears in window's 7. However even with the studdering, the access time is still a fraction of a traditional drive. The only thing that kills me about these drives is the write-time. I'll link to my thread on my current upgrade..
     
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    the writes are in fact the case of the stuttering. see my post above about how MLC's do writes.
     
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    Hey, you can get some great bargains by buying from china through ebay. I certainly have especially for things that have low postage costs (ie low weight).

    As for the SSD, it looks OK. There are certainly better performing SSDs when comparing the stats given and at 64GB it's not the largest but as you say it's cheaper. If you want a 64GB SSD then try it and see but I wouldn't dive in and buy it just because it looks like a bargain.
     
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    We'll it's pretty obvious you get what you pay for, if you decide to go the cheaper route and drop about 140 per drive, Your going to still get incredible performance and reaction speeds from your hard drives...the Access time cut alone is pretty noticeable. Going from a Seagate Bariccuda 500gb 7200.11 to two G.Skill 64gb drives in raid 0 has shown a doubling of burst read time, and a difference of 12 ms to .2 ms in access. The writings on the wall, this is the biggest performance gain you can possibly get as the hard drive is the weak point of most computers.
     
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