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When it comes to storage, the 3.5†and 2.5†form factors are most popular. But they're not always suitable for notebooks and netbooks. Samsung is the second vendor to introduce an mSATA-based SSD, after Intel demonstrated its SSD 310 earlier this year.
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Why would they pay $479 for a drive that's slower than the Crucial m4 ($414.99 on Newegg, among other resellers) at the same capacity? :
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been trying to find out if one of these will EVER work for a boot drive in my m11x
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Boo! No comparison numbers? I'm pretty sure that Tom's was sent a 310 for review when the Z68 boards were launched. I was hoping to find out which was better since I plan on jumping to a Z68 based Sandy Bridge system using the 310 review sample that I received.
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Why would they pay $479 for a drive that's slower than the Crucial m4 ($414.99 on Newegg, among other resellers) at the same capacity? :
These are mSATA - similar in size to a mini PCI-e card. This frees up the 2.5" slot to use a large HDD.
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These are mSATA - similar in size to a mini PCI-e card. This frees up the 2.5" slot to use a large HDD.
No, please check the chart.
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No, please check the chart.
This article is about the mSATA drive, not the 2.5" one.
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Why would they pay $479 for a drive that's slower than the Crucial m4 ($414.99 on Newegg, among other resellers) at the same capacity? :
The point of the article is comparing the Samsung mSATA SDD to other larger Samsung drives.

I really wished they included the Intel 310 though.
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I understand that was the point of the article, but to suggest that there was any relevance in speaking of market prices on a drive that is clearly slower than other drives on SATAIII, not even the drive of focus in the article, and of an exorbitant cost compared to better performing drives, seemed totally pointless. Why would they simply purchase an expensive drive for the sake of making such a reference?

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We gathered street prices for all devices. Some of the latest high-end SSDs with 6 Gb/s SATA interfaces easily cost more than the $479 we paid for Samsung’s 470-series (256 GB). All price points refer to the test drives we used, but they can be seen as rough estimates for their market segments.

Edited by Ikrin - 7/21/11 at 9:07am
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Pointless argument is pointless. He could have said that his niece-in-law's dog had contracted a mutated strain of the measles 15 years ago and it would have meant just as much as that comment about pricing.
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