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Yup, which makes me hopeful that the pricing will be in line with their other offerings, which are very competitive as it is in performance/cost.

If their Hyper X 3K 240GB is around $150 to $160, I would love to see this drive come in around $200, maybe that $190 to $210 range. That is a decent premium over the standard drive, and puts it well within the buying range of the average consumer.

Hell, I would buy one at that without hesitation.

I would expect $190 as reasonable after prices have settled after launch.


Big question is.... the need for the majority though. The sequential performance provides no benefit to many.... and PCIe slots are less numerous than SATA ports.
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It's not the cost it's the way they scale as you add cards.... three of these will be mind-blowing, and you can start with one and add...

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It's not the cost it's the way they scale as you add cards.... three of these will be mind-blowing, and you can start with one and add...

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....what? There is no "scaling" with PCIe SSDs.

1) Consumer workloads do not benefit from sequential performance.
2) They are on the PCIe interconnect directly and not on a storage controller. Only software-based RAID would be possible.
3) PCIe storage controllers are more fickle. A newer BIOS version can cause a card to not be detected anymore.
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