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Is it just me or have the prices gone down quite a lot? Not saying they are cheap yet but 128GB is already cheaper than 2x64GB and same for 64 to 2x32. Next year might be the one for SSD breakthrough.
 
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$169 for 32GB is definately getting into the right price range. if you put these in the same bracket as a raptor, then the pricing starts to get a lot more reasonable.
 

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When the 128GB models get down to the $200 range, I'll start to consider them. Until then, for a few extra dollars, I'd rather have the VelociRaptor, due to it's storage advantage.
 

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When the 128GB models get down to the $200 range, I'll start to consider them. Until then, for a few extra dollars, I'd rather have the VelociRaptor, due to it's storage advantage.
i'd rather not :p the velociraptor would be insanely noisy, compared to these being totally silent.
 
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^^agreed. And unless all you do is filecopy, access times are more important than sustained, large data file, read/write rates.

Is it really so important that you can map-load 0.1s faster than everyone else in an online game? (0.001% of the time you spend at the PC) Or is it better that 99.999% of the time the PC's response is much snappier?

SSD is now more than fast enough to supply any Quad processor with data that it "processes", including decoding/unzipping. So in fact, your game load times are probably limited by your CPU anyway.
 

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It's not just a matter of speed. This obviously has benefits over 7200rpm drives. It's a matter of the amount of storage. 128GB just isn't enough for me. I'll take the small hit in performance to gain more than twice the storage.

And I'm a bench junky. Noise has absolutely zero consideration for me. If it's loud, I put on my headset. lol.
 
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^^ok, clear. If you arent after outright performance, but actually HAVE DATA to store (LOL), then a HDD wins SDD.
 

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in my opinion, an SSD for games, windows (and benches :p) and store the data on external mechanical drives. overall win for everybody.