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Exactly, most I'll spend on a SSD for myself is around $120 for a good 64GB drive then use a 1TB Spinpoint F3 for storage.

It's still nice to look at, considering most of us here are into hardware.
This^^

And, a Western Digital RE3..
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If I got 2 of these, and stuck them in RAID 0, I wonder if I will be given Mod power on OCN for being the coolist money waster ever!
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There should always be the distinction of necessary/viable and simply unneeded.
Agreed...but there is one thing that would make me wanna get one of the PCI-E SSD's and that is lack of cables. I am not the prissy type...not even close to it (although I am kinda obsessive), but I cannot stand cable mess. I hate cables, I hate wires, I hate plugs, and I think they should be kept to a minimum. And I'm pretty sure I'm not alone...I think every1 would prefer a cable/wire free world.

Anyway, yeah...I'd like one of these bad boys cause of the plug and play.
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Im kinda surprised some people are indicating they dont need such speeds. At such cost and speed, isnt this for companies and such instead of the average consumers?
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*cough
I smell burning.

Fail.
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yes this is geared towards server environments where you can have an insane number of users accessing one server, doing an insane amount of I/O.
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*cough
I smell burning.

Fail.
Well, you don't want to have people getting all touchy on a perfectly good drive and ESD'ing it, now do you?
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Well, you don't want to have people getting all touchy on a perfectly good drive and ESD'ing it, now do you?
true, but as a customer I also dont want one of these drives to go up in smoke. is this a common issue? more R&D needed? higher quality parts needed? did this get worked out? - all things that would be running through my mind..
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true, but as a customer I also dont want one of these drives to go up in smoke. is this a common issue? more R&D needed? higher quality parts needed? did this get worked out? - all things that would be running through my mind..
Hard to tell. We don't really do the PCI-E thing right now. It could be anything from an intentional frying during stress-testing, to an "Oh %&$* we cooked the drive, guess we need to make some changes to the design".

In our office, the stuff that gets damaged in testing, but is physically salvageable become "Road Samples". The stuff we take to shows/events for everyone to play with and handle. Memory and SSD's can be very susceptible to ESD (especially a design like this, where there is no housing). They probably figured they may as well get some use out of the dead drive as a marketing tool rather than throw it on the shelf.

That said, you'd think they'd clean it up a little...
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I doubt that many people would look that hard at it anyway, only us nerds/geeks/computer nuts would notice. A bit shoddy though.....naughty OCZ. Maybe they'll give me a free one if i email them and complain......well they might
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