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post #21 of 35
Same here. The only place SSDs still lose out to mechanical drives (and will for a long time still) will be servers. I don't really want to think about how much it would cost to replace 30TB worth of storage from my server...
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post #22 of 35
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Same here. The only place SSDs still lose out to mechanical drives (and will for a long time still) will be servers. I don't really want to think about how much it would cost to replace 30TB worth of storage from my server...

Servers is too generic of a term.... SSDs destroy HDDs in database, calculation, cache, SAN, etc servers. You are just talking about home media/file servers. (Note, SSDs are used in non-home performance file servers.) SSDs just lose to HDDs in terms of cost/GB... nothing new there.
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post #23 of 35
Yes, I should have quantified that. For enterprise grade stuff obviously SSDs have a big role to play. I more just meant in the sense of sheer capacity.
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Any reason why write speeds are so slow?

SSD's work with channels just as memory interfaces do. Based on the spot price of the NAND MLC chips, the only way to populate all the channels is to use high-density high-capacity NAND chips because, otherwise, the price would the prohibitive... which is the reason why the larger capacity SSD's have more performance than the small ones, it isn't a cap you put in there for the sake of it, you put it in order to have a linear price increase between different capacities and have every model appealing to people.
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post #25 of 35
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Thing is they do. Obviously not the TB model. Really hard to see the point of 120/240 GB versions when they cost as much as 840 Pro / Neutron GTX and have worse performance.

Agreed, the 120GB($130)/240GB($220) are pretty hard to sell at those price points when they cost as much as drive with similar capacity and superior write speed.
Edited by sherlock - 4/9/13 at 8:33am
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post #26 of 35
Nice price on the 960gb! Hopefully this will bring down prices on large capacity drives, but they are getting lower as time goes by anyways smile.gif

But this is not for me, my 2x 256gb 840 Pro in RAID 0 I can't see my self going to anything slower anytime soon hehe..
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I'm curious as to when Micron's SSD will debut since it was supposed to release around the same time as crucial's, yet I've heard nothing about it since mid january.
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post #28 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madvillan View Post

I'm curious as to when Micron's SSD will debut since it was supposed to release around the same time as crucial's, yet I've heard nothing about it since mid january.

You realize Crucial is a Micron Brand do you not? This is Curcial M500 is the Micron SSD you were curious about.
Edited by sherlock - 4/9/13 at 9:09am
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post #29 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by sherlock View Post

You realize Crucial is a Micron Brand do you not? This is Curcial M500 is the Micron SSD you were curious about.

HA. Yep. I goofed redface.gif

Been way out of my mind for the last few months, honestly has been hard for me to retain information.

Edit - why is newegg's listing 79.99 more than amazon..?
Edited by Madvillan - 4/9/13 at 11:34am
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post #30 of 35
I have an M4 for Steam and Origin games and an 840 for MMO's and 250 gigs isn't enough so if these go on sale anytime soon I'll surely grab a pair of the 480's or 960's.
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