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This is too expensive.

If this thing is priced correctly (30-$40) then I could see myself getting one. If its more expensive then I rather just get myself a 120GB drive.

Edit: Wrong quote tongue.gif
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If this thing is priced correctly (30-$40) then I could see myself getting one. If its more expensive then I rather just get myself a 120GB drive.

Which wasn't his point. He said explicitly in his first sentence that he doesn't think this product is aimed at the kind of people who visit this site. Price wasn't a factor.
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Which wasn't his point. He said explicitly in his first sentence that he doesn't think this product is aimed at the kind of people who visit this site. Price wasn't a factor.

Actually it was the wrong quote redface.gif Just meant to say I would be interested in this if they priced it right. On that note thou I wonder if you can get the SanDisk's cache software to work with other SSDs . There are a lot of relatively cheap second hand 60GB drives floating around so it would be nice it you could use thous as a cache drive.
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Aren't there 60-64GB SSDs by other ventors with included caching software etc that can be "retrofitted" to running systems? For the same price - or lower?
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Ok, my coffee has worn off. I apologize for the novel I wrote earlier, I just get worked up about the way the majority of prefab computer companies, retailers, and the small little computer shops (who are, overall, downright despicable in almost every way, with some exceptions; and I am a humongous supporter of local businesses and always will use them over chains if possible), treat consumers like idiots, and then instead of educating the people who have paid hundreds or thousands of dollars to them, they intentionally make computers appear as intimidating and scary as possible so that most people are afraid to even remove the case side panel to dust off the interior for fear of destroying their expensive computer.
I absolutely abhor the way that (extremely large) part of the industry operates, and I refuse to give so much as a penny to these manufacturers (although I will buy Asus and Samsung laptops because they are actually super nice and you can't really build your own, and those two companies offer far more expansion options than others do). I don't see any real difference between these companies, Apple and Dell/HP being the worst, and the stereotypical "shady car dealer" who tacks on two dozen ridiculous and meaningless charges above the agreed upon price, and while they are your absolute best friend when you are looking to buy, you are like a leper the second you pull off the lot.

I think that the independent computer stores are the most despicable because they know all of this, but they simply don't care. It's not the fault of some giant corporation, it's the decision of one or two people. And not only that, but a small business operates locally, so they aren't helping anyone in the community, just screwing them over.
I simply have zero tolerance for that garbage, and I am always going to be vocal about it.

So to me, this type of product represents what is hopefully a shift in the entire paradigm, because the more educated people are about something, the more they demand from it. There is a reason that, for example, BMW has their Motorsports line (M3/5), and that's for those people who don't give a crap about the brand name, they care about the engineering and the all the little parts that make the whole, not just the whole itself. I use the computer and car analogy often, not just because they are my biggest hobbies, but because the parallels run deep.

I just want customers to be in charge, not be at the mercy of the company. We have very different end goals than these manufacturers do, and I want to see the dynamic shift in favor of us. Reduce waste, reduce costs, increase efficiency. Incredibly easy, and I am happy to see someone taking the first step.
   
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Just buy a Sandisk ReadyCache drive and meld it with a recent Seagate 750GB Hybrid Drive then test the rig up - like I did. I got 1500 MB/s Average Read Speed with a Peak Read Speed of 4000MB/s.and a low of 42MB/s when the combined drives just runs out of software to cache from the Hard Drive.

The Sandisk cache works on a different level than the Seagate does but I guarantee they work together perfectly without knowing it and these fantastic performance figures are the result. I tested this layout at Ashampoo Software site in Germany if you can get access to their Hard Drive speed figure website the results are under the Seagate Hybrid LX 750 performance figures - take a gander its all there .
Edited by Sussorate - 11/13/12 at 6:16pm
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Just buy a Sandisk ReadyCache drive and meld it with a recent Seagate 750GB Hybrid Drive then test the rig up - like I did. I got 1500 MB/s Average Read Speed with a Peak Read Speed of 4000MB/s.and a low of 42MB/s when the combined drives just runs out of software to cache from the Hard Drive.

The Sandisk cache works on a different level than the Seagate does but I guarantee they work together perfectly without knowing it and these fantastic performance figures are the result. I tested this layout at Ashampoo Software site in Germany if you can get access to their Hard Drive speed figure website the results are under the Seagate Hybrid LX 750 performance figures - take a gander its all there .
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this is a combo that i have been waiting for, i already have a ready cache and i love it, i can see how this combined with that hybrid drive would be a great upgrade. biggrin.gif , looks like my next monster is taking shape, thanks for the info Sussorate thumb.gif
post #19 of 33
amazing idea, just to expensive imo. @30 or below id be all over it.
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Seems like a good idea in theory, but I am of the opinion that it just adds something else that can go wrong. This is why I ditched the mechanical and went full ssd on my samsung laptop with 8gb "rdy cache". I think if this had come to fruition a few years ago I would have been on board, though. Nothing against it. I think it may wow a sizable section of the market and wind up drawing in those otherwise oblivious to the advantages of nand technology.

EDIT: actually my lappy had "rdy boost", which may be different. Too darn tired to go delving into the differences, apologies.
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