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Toshiba Q Series Pro

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Just thought Id share my findings with everyone. Toshiba just came out with a new drive called the Q series pro. The original Q series was already a great drive, but the Q series pro is just...insane. It maxes out the SATA III bandwidth, runs cool to the touch, and is extremely thin. I bought the 256gb version and the 128gb version to compare speeds, and they run at exactly the same speeds (as far as I can tell, since the sata cable is limiting the speed). It does cost a lot though, with the 256gb version costing just $10 less then the OCZ vector. If you want an amazing SSD then take a look at these. Currently you can only get them as a major electronics retailer that ends with the word "Buy". Yes I know you can buy cheaper drives with similar speeds, but Toshiba makes their own 19nm NAND memory as well as their own controllers. The 3-year warranty is also nice. I highly recommend this drive. thumb.gif
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I'm curious what you mean by, "... since the sata cable is limiting the speed...". How do you know that?

It's rather strange that Toshiba or any SSD manufacture would sell their premier product at B-Buy, which is certainly not a specialist PC retailer. Perhaps B-Buy is trying to attract more customers, since they are doing so poorly recently.
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I'm curious what you mean by, "... since the sata cable is limiting the speed...". How do you know that?

It's rather strange that Toshiba or any SSD manufacture would sell their premier product at B-Buy, which is certainly not a specialist PC retailer. Perhaps B-Buy is trying to attract more customers, since they are doing so poorly recently.

Despite the theoretical bandwidth of sata 3, it maxes out around 509.5mb/s which is what I get consistently for read/write speeds (+/-). Some people are lucky and can get around 540 mb/s with sata 3. It comes down to the cable and other variables. I agree it is strange that it is being sold there, especially considering the average joe will not see the need to spend that kind of money. What is also strange is that according to Toshiba, this drive is not going to be released until October 29th. I'm not complaining though. These drives are incredible. I just wish the spec sheet for them wasn't kept a secret.
Edited by X79guy - 10/14/13 at 4:04am
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Got nothing to do with the sata cable bud..
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