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post #11 of 53
SSDs seem to be meant for breaking speed barriers on data transfers, but writing on them wears out the NAND flash. With 2TB HDDs going for $90 at some places, it wouldn't be surprising that SSDs drop in price, but much more slowly. As technology improves and progresses, we'll see SSDs reach the level of what HDDs are for storage space (it will be a long time though).
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post #12 of 53
Just got a Vertex II as well
post #13 of 53
Random Read/Write IOPS are getting so high now with SSDs (Sandforce in particular), combined with the inherent extremely low latency - further increases in IOPS/MBs don't really matter all that much in consumer level workloads.
Something new to write on the outside of the packaging, that's pretty much it.
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Ah come on! I just replaced my 30gb Vertex and 60gb Summit with Vertex 2 60gb + 120gb! FUUUUUUUU
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post #15 of 53
I hate to say it, but Sandforce is kicking everyone's asses. As long as the prices are reasonable, there's no reason to buy any other controller.
post #16 of 53
Eh, lets wait for reviews to come out.

You have to realize that the average consumer (and even most enthusiasts) could never hope to utilize 80K IOPS, and that those read and write figures they're quoting are most likely compressible sequential data... the exact opposite of what someone needs in a boot drive.
 
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post #17 of 53
This is Fantastic.
post #18 of 53
I don't want new tech I want $1/GB or lower prices on SSD's already!!
post #19 of 53
Gee, wonder how overpriced they're going to be.
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post #20 of 53
Excellent. The 50GB Vertex 3 Pro will be mine.
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