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post #11 of 28
I don't get it...

You buy a bigger, more expensive drive and they reward you with a steeper price. What ?

It's like a company making a purchase deal for 5000 Dell computers and getting a 150% price tag (discount?)...
Edited by Xenthos - 2/16/12 at 7:15am
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Yeah I got very lucky in that my dad knows the owner of a local store here and got my SSD for 260 dollars, prices on them are still to high to overtake HDD's.

I dont think WD makes SSDs.... but according to your sig they do
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Too bad if it's sandforce
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I dont think WD makes SSDs.... but according to your sig they do

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820250003
    
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I dont think WD makes SSDs.... but according to your sig they do

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820250003

OEM... a pretty low end unit honestly. Wouldn't buy it when reasonably priced products like the OCZ Agility 3 achieve 500MB/s easily.
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10 times faster.. at what? Sequential transfer? Hardly. 4k? Easily. Boot times..? (that's what they're claiming) I don't think I've seen a PC in the last 5 years that took 160+ seconds to "boot." (Well, my sister owns a piece of junk P4 from 2001-2.. but that doesn't count does it? Takes a good 5-6 minutes to boot to XP - no joke.)
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OEM... a pretty low end unit honestly. Wouldn't buy it when reasonably priced products like the OCZ Agility 3 achieve 500MB/s easily.

500mb/s when 100% compressible data is use such as an Atto bench test. In the real world, you won't find data with enough compressibility to let the drive get anywhere near 500mb/s sequential.
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Those prices don't seem too bad tongue.gif Also SATA III is going to be a bottleneck soon laugher.gif We need SATA IV or something else that is faster biggrin.gif
    
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The 120GB version is showing on newegg as the featured internal SSD, it is going for $169 down from 189. I just bought an M4 for around the same price last night. Not sure which would be better, but I'm not going to cancel now anyway, it has shipped. I'll be happy either way.
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Well, my sister owns a piece of junk P4 from 2001-2.. but that doesn't count does it? Takes a good 5-6 minutes to boot to XP - no joke.)
Then that's more likely a dying hard drive, a bloated OS configuration, or both. My father's XP box with a 2GHz Pentium 4 easily boots under a minute, and that's with a dying hard drive (<5MB/s sequential).
 
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