post #21 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
The problem is that RAM itself is closer to the cost per unit of capacity of SSDs than SSDs are compared to HDDs, and DRAM prices seem to be falling at least as fast, if not faster than SSD/NAND prices.
However, DRAM is volatile and is not a subsitute for storage.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
It was more economical, from a price/performance standpont, for me to go from 6 to 24GiB of RAM than to add an SSD to my desktop.
The majority of users would gain no benefit from that much memory. Are you utilzing a RAMDisk? If not, what performance gain is there for general usage?



Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
I expect the eventual price to be less, simply on raw materials cost.
NAND technology is going to hit a process limitation in a few years at 18-20nm. HDD platter technology has the options of patterned media and heat assisted recording to further boost density. While the raw material has place in costs, it is the manufacturing that makes up the bulk of the costs.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Anyway, there are few practical things that an SSD can do 20 times faster than an HDD. Yet, they cost 20 times as much. If this was down to double, triple, or even five times, it would be an enormous improvement.
In the server world, there are countless applications in which SSDs can provide 50-100 times the performance gain. SSDs in high-performance usage only costs 2-3 times as much as HDDs.

High-performance as in 8xRAID10 15K RPM SAS HDDs short-stroked on $500+ RAID controllers. Something like that could be replaced by 2xRAID1 SSDs and still get better performance.
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply