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Question.

Is the main issue with SSD capacity the density that current tech can achieve? If so wouldn't it make sense to ditch the 2.5" form factor and use 3.5" for desktops(I know there are some 3.5" form factor SSDs but not really widespread from what I've seen)? The logic being more space more chips. Or is it that putting more chips bugs down the I/O performance or something along those lines? I can see the pricing being an issue but if you can put mroe lower density chips in a drive wouldn't the price stay more or less the same?
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Originally Posted by banthracis View Post

Um guys, this a teraBIT die, not a teraBYTE die.
IE it's 128 GB NOT 1TB.
Be careful of the difference.

Yeah but anyone that is anyone can convert bit's to byte's, but none the less that is still bloody impressive.
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Question.
Is the main issue with SSD capacity the density that current tech can achieve? If so wouldn't it make sense to ditch the 2.5" form factor and use 3.5" for desktops(I know there are some 3.5" form factor SSDs but not really widespread from what I've seen)? The logic being more space more chips. Or is it that putting more chips bugs down the I/O performance or something along those lines? I can see the pricing being an issue but if you can put mroe lower density chips in a drive wouldn't the price stay more or less the same?

The main problem with SSD is high cost. Manufacturers can produce 1TB SSD with current technology but very few will buy it because of its high price tag. I guess when more people starts to use SSD by economy of scales the price of SSD will starts to go down. Right now most OEM desktop still doesn't have SSD as an option.
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The main problem with SSD is high cost. Manufacturers can produce 1TB SSD with current technology but very few will buy it because of its high price tag. I guess when more people starts to use SSD by economy of scales the price of SSD will starts to go down. Right now most OEM desktop still doesn't have SSD as an option.

I consider myself an enthusiast but I will not buy an SSD. I bet in a few years we'll hear about price fixing and anti-competitive behaviour.
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Hope prices drop a bit by the time I get around to buying one.. would like to get a 256GB this summer.
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I consider myself an enthusiast but I will not buy an SSD. I bet in a few years we'll hear about price fixing and anti-competitive behaviour.
And Che was a good guy. rolleyes.gif
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They just need to get cheaper. A lot cheaper. Even compared to current HDD prices they're expensive. I want to buy a 120 GB one for 40 euros.
 
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I laugh at all of you with high end hardware and no SSD. It's the single most significant improvement to your computing that you're overlooking. It completely changes the way your system reacts. EVERYTHING is instant. You double click something and before you've released the mouse button on the second click it's open. It really is phenomenal, and worth the price tags.
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I laugh at all of you with high end hardware and no SSD. It's the single most significant improvement to your computing that you're overlooking. It completely changes the way your system reacts. EVERYTHING is instant. You double click something and before you've released the mouse button on the second click it's open. It really is phenomenal, and worth the price tags.

Agreed. Really is shameful to invest so much money in your rig's components and not get the most out of your system. I picked up a 128gb Corsair Performance 3 SSD this summer and haven't looked back. Best money I ever spent on my rig by far. Just picked up a Samsung 830 64GB to use as a boot drive on my MacBook Pro because the HDD was driving me nuts.

There's really no reason to not be buying an SSD, even if it's just a 32/64gb model as your boot drive with select programs.
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now make them last 20 years and at 10cents a gb and iwill be happy:)
 
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post #30 of 48
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I laugh at all of you with high end hardware and no SSD. It's the single most significant improvement to your computing that you're overlooking. It completely changes the way your system reacts. EVERYTHING is instant. You double click something and before you've released the mouse button on the second click it's open. It really is phenomenal, and worth the price tags.
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Agreed. Really is shameful to invest so much money in your rig's components and not get the most out of your system. I picked up a 128gb Corsair Performance 3 SSD this summer and haven't looked back. Best money I ever spent on my rig by far. Just picked up a Samsung 830 64GB to use as a boot drive on my MacBook Pro because the HDD was driving me nuts.
There's really no reason to not be buying an SSD, even if it's just a 32/64gb model as your boot drive with select programs.

I sense some flame baiting going on around here. It's like every single thread about SSD turns into a "SSD preachers vs poor computer enthusiast student" war.
And the general answer to that will be that it's too expensive and not worth the money just to save seconds of your boot times.
Please be civil and stop the non-sense of "I laugh at those that don't buy SSD, people that don't buy are stupid/SSD are so cool, they are the best possible investment".
It's not like buying SSD is like heaven on earth so don't pick on people who can't afford those which I honestly qualify as an unneeded luxury.
This attitude will mostly drive people away.

OT : This technological advancement as I see it will mostly benefit the enterprise level as I think that SSD prices will not abruptly go down and instead will be on a steady declining value.

-Luxio
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