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I'm...

Really rather disappointed in that. You think considering how they are building them, that they could easily have put two, or even four mounts for mSATA boards (or M.2) on the PCB, and made the PCB itself black in colour.

Looks like a cheap network card tongue.gif
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I like the idea. Wish we could make more of a market for these. Gonna have to agree that the speed just doesnt quite match the price.
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Looks like a cheap network card tongue.gif

The PCI-E card itself doesn't do much except convert two PCI-E lanes from a PCI-E slot into an NGFF connector.

This form factor was made for ultrabooks and the like, which is why it's expensive. The actual SSD is that little PCB in the middle.
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post #24 of 56
Never buy the first generation product....

The next iteration will deliver, either double the speed or double the capacity....

Whilst the price remains around the same.

Watch "old school" SSD's fall in price now.

dunx

P.S. Marketing hype is Asus using the M2 form factor without 2 x PCI-E lines to "feed" it.... mad.gif
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Those prices suck.

These are just a cash grab as they are just using a slightly updated Marvell controller compared to the one in the M5Pro Xtreme; The new high performance Marvell Altaplus PCI-E SSD controller isn't ready and won't be until later on in the year.

Plextor just wants a product out for Z97 launch; your better off waiting for SF-3700 PCI-E SSD's and whatever Samsung might bring.
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Ha, good luck selling that one. Could've played a better marketing game, Plextor, SSDs, in terms of gaming, lower loading times and decrease texture-popping. In the professional gaming world, them two things are of less significance to the professionals than the RAM timings they use. They at least could've learnt from ASUS and slap on an Aluminium body, flashing LEDs and a textured sticker to 'improve performance' and cater to the gamers

biggrin.gif no LEDs no buy biggrin.gif
    
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stopped reading right when they said "professional gamers"

I stopped reading after that title. Fortunately, it's only exclusive for a week. But ya, SSDs past SSDs are pointless. A bottom-of-the-barrel Kingston SSDNow (SandForce + asynchronous NAND = awful) will be nearly as good as 4x RAID 0 Samsung 840 Pros or something equally stupidly fast for gaming.

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The PCI-E card itself doesn't do much except convert two PCI-E lanes from a PCI-E slot into an NGFF connector.

This form factor was made for ultrabooks and the like, which is why it's expensive. The actual SSD is that little PCB in the middle.

Just like mSATA. I'm not sure how expensive I'd call these. Yes, they are much pricier than RAID 0. However, they look to be overall cheaper than older PCIe drives. Remember, you're paying for NAND, packaging, and shipping. The premium comes from the new, faster interface, and the manufacturers are likely paying more for newer, faster controllers as well. I don't know how much more PCIe controllers cost. Then, for desktop drives, they're including an adapter (which is nice), which is yet another component to produce, package, and ship. I'm not saying that these prices are as good as SATA for what you're getting, but they're understandable and will go down quickly once more companies get theirs to market.
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meh

I will still take capacity over speed anyways. I can get a 500gb drive for the price of the 256gb drive of this. Could get two 256gb drives and put them in raid-0 and have better performance than this drive. So not quite sure where the marketing for this is?
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So not quite sure where the marketing for this is?

Epeen and laptops where RAID is not an option. I agree, capacity is definitely preferable.
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wow. totally needs LEDs
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