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What's the price on the 800gb model? So much for the 1.6tb and 3.2tb model, totally outpriced me out. hoping the 800gb SSD is under $800, if im lucky.
     
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What's the price on the 800gb model? So much for the 1.6tb and 3.2tb model, totally outpriced me out. hoping the 800gb SSD is under $800, if im lucky.
This is for enterprise.

You probably are a mainstream consumer so this is not what you should looking at.
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This is for enterprise.

You probably are a mainstream consumer so this is not what you should looking at.

consumer i am. yea.


SO what decent PCI-e SSDs are there that's not RAID?
     
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consumer i am. yea.


SO what decent PCI-e SSDs are there that's not RAID?

Why do you want a PCIe SSD?
1) consumer workloads don't bottleneck lower-priced SATA SSD
2) PCIe slots are more valuable than SATA ports
3) PCIe SSDs can have compatibility issues
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Why do you want a PCIe SSD?
1) consumer workloads don't bottleneck lower-priced SATA SSD
2) PCIe slots are more valuable than SATA ports
3) PCIe SSDs can have compatibility issues

1) Small block randoms are where the majority of general purpose computing io takes place.
2) Something like the 840 pro gets easily trumped in this area with almost any of these pcie based solutions.
3) ???
4) Profit.
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I have faith that Toshiba will turn OCZ around quality wise. Toshiba had the second lowest laptop failure rate in 2013 below Asus I believe. Even where I work my techs service Toshiba laptops and they are built well, much higher standard of quality then brands like HP.
    
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1) Small block randoms are where the majority of general purpose computing io takes place.
2) Something like the 840 pro gets easily trumped in this area with almost any of these pcie based solutions.
3) ???
4) Profit.

None of these are reasons to get a PCIe SSD...
1) Any modern SATA SSD can easily handle consumer random workloads with a queue depth <8.
2) Most PCIe solutions are virtually identical to SATA implementations.... same NAND, same controller. Some PCIe may even require a SATA-PCIe bridge or use an additional HBA/RAID controller with also acts a bridge. Switching to PCIe does not necessary make any difference.
3) Not all PCIe devices work on all motherboards. If you play around with RAID/HBA or PCIe SSD cards, this is a nightmare.
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Why do you want a PCIe SSD?
1) consumer workloads don't bottleneck lower-priced SATA SSD
2) PCIe slots are more valuable than SATA ports
3) PCIe SSDs can have compatibility issues

Yeah, speed, basically. Didn't know that consumer-side doesn't really see a benefit from PCIe yet.
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Why do you want a PCIe SSD?
1) consumer workloads don't bottleneck lower-priced SATA SSD
2) PCIe slots are more valuable than SATA ports
3) PCIe SSDs can have compatibility issues

Is Sony Vegas pro Rendering considered a consumer thing? As well as fast transferral of gigabytes of video footage as well. I do have a spare slot for PCI-E SSD, so why not?

Although i AM looking for a PCI-E SSD that is compatible for the most part, but i don't want it to be a RAIDed one since that introduces issues already off the gate.
     
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Is Sony Vegas pro Rendering considered a consumer thing? As well as fast transferral of gigabytes of video footage as well. I do have a spare slot for PCI-E SSD, so why not?

Although i AM looking for a PCI-E SSD that is compatible for the most part, but i don't want it to be a RAIDed one since that introduces issues already off the gate.

Rendering at home might be considered "prosumer" task.

Don't forget the transferring of GBs of data also requires the other storage device to be able to match performance. A faster SSD does not help with transferring data to a HDD or over a network.

If you don't want a RAIDed PCIe SSD, all you are paying for is a SATA SSD on PCIe. There are very few native PCIe SSDs that are not based off of SATA SSD controllers. The ones that are tend to be enterprise parts. For example, I believe Micron has a 32-channel NAND controller but it is expensive.

Why not then? Consumer PCIe SSDs tend to cost more and increase possible issues for virtually zero gain.

Do what you want but this is the reality....
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