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keeeeeeep falling... i want a 512gb SSD soon, hopefully for around 200.. i can hope right?
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I'll try to find the links, but there were quite a few.
One was with Intel drives where they would delete all your data and bring you down to 8 MB. Another was with Crucial drives where they would mess up after a certain amount of time. And there was a whole bunch with OCZ drives.
After reading about them, I just decided to stay away altogether.

Intel issue is only with the 320 series and the fix is already available.

Crucial M4 issue was fixed as well.

OCZ drives, well I would suggest staying away from all of them. tongue.gif
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post #33 of 156
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I spit in agony at PCs I work on that don't have SSDs now, when I used to swear against them being overpriced, not worth it, not that much faster and whatnot. Anyone who thinks they're not worth it/are more risky need to just buy one and experience it firsthand, otherwise their opinion is pretty worthless. 120GB Corsair Force 3 here, running for a little over a year strong, no issues. Don't half-ass buying a cheap SSD and you won't have issues.

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keeeeeeep falling... i want a 512gb SSD soon, hopefully for around 200.. i can hope right?

it'll happen eventually
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Bleh in all honesty even with such very frequent writing you'd likely want to upgrade your entire system before it even goes out. Lifetime will always vary of course but at the prices of HDDs right now it's hard to warrant getting one over an SSD, exception being when you need 500GB or more obviously.

It's not the write number I am worried about as much as the space. a 30 second to 1 minute clip of 1080 video for me is about 25 GB I don't like compression until I encode so collecting all of those videos before encoding can sometimes be as much as 600 GB. Its the space that is still an issue for me.
 
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It's not the write number I am worried about as much as the space. a 30 second to 1 minute clip of 1080 video for me is about 25 GB I don't like compression until I encode so collecting all of those videos before encoding can sometimes be as much as 600 GB. Its the space that is still an issue for me.

I have separate portable Usb3.0 for that. Still not as good a SSD.
    
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Sorry bud: http://www.thesnuggery.org/

That made my day. Hahahaha
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Got my C300 for $100 a couple years ago and never had a single problem. I'll never be without an SSD again if I can help it. If I had a lesser budget I would have downgraded everything else on this build to keep room for the SSD. And yes, if you are keeping any of your data on one single drive, you are asking for trouble. Keeping a backup isn't hard and you should do it no matter what drives you are using.

Glad to see prices dropping though, eventually I'll upgrade this tiny SSD. This one will get a home in one of my other computers.
    
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I paid nearly $3/gb for my Revodrive a while back... It's crazy how prices have fallen.
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whats the deal with the hybrid ssd drives? are they any good
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http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9234744/SSD_prices_continue_to_plunge
Hmmm, I was actually going to buy an SSD a few months ago.
That is, until I found out there's a notorious firmware glitch that randomly deletes all your data.
No thank you. tongue.gif

I still got this baby for almost 2 years now, I want to upgrade so bad! Not sure if it is worth it yet.

(im paranoid with numbers :|)


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