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[Gizmodo] Sub-$500 128GB SSD From OCZ

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OCZ's new Core Series SSD's are designed to be large and affordable. So the new 2.5-inch SATA II flash drives are coming in 128GB, 64GB and 32GB sizes at $479, $259 and $169 respectively. They don't match up to the 200Mbps read speeds Samsung has promised—managing 135Mbs— but that price point is pretty low. And while they're too big to drop into the smallest laptops (MacBook Air owners will weep), they might be just the ticket for people looking to cheaply upgrade to SSD—OCZ claim ten times faster than their HDDs and half the power. Available "soon." Press release below.
wow, looks like i'll have to get one for my laptop and make it 100% silent

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For comparison:
128GB SSD: .26GB per $1
64GB SSD: .24GB per $1
32GB SSD: .18GB per $1
300GB Velociraptor: 1GB per $1
3.5" HDs: 6-8GB per $1
5400RPM 2.5" HD: 2GB per $1
7200RPM 2.5" HD: 1.3GB per $1
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I'll wait for my NEXT build to even consider one of these, even for just the operating system. Their just too expensive for a minimal performance increase.
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i'll pass
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My laptop doesn't deserve this.

I'll wait for the 3.5" SSDs with nice performance and nice prices.
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sweet find
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How does the performance compare to your average desktop hdd?
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