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I gotta say $5 per GB is kinda insane considering its 25nm and there are other solutions not near as expensive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-578-_-Product

Similar speeds / iops and half the price ~-~ My other question is it seems like the writes are about half on those benchmarks. Showing 200-250mb writes instead of 500+.
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looks like another + for SB over X58. Though I would think there are some X58 boards that have some 3rd party solutions -- anyone care to clarify?
3rd Party controllers are slower though.

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Yeah, but we're still looking at $300+ if you want more than 128GB
No, the consumer version will proably be ~$1.75/GB. A 120GB version will probably settle at around $200-240.

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Do we need the speed is the important question. SSD are good for their response time and speeds opening small files but 500 MB/s is not something people should really freak out about.
Some enterprise workloads could use 500MB/s sequential reads.

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Yeah I'm thinking SATA 4 will take a little while. The dual-port layout is interesting. *Dreams up some six-port SATA III SSD capable of 4.8Gbps using all 8 SATA III ports on motherboard*
SATA is a point-to-point connection.... one plug to one plug.

You are thinking of RAID.

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Hmm these Vertex 3 drives in RAID willl achieve a near speed,but i think we wont get the 1GB threshold ....stilll.
The existing onboard storage controller will bottleneck first.

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I gotta say $5 per GB is kinda insane considering its 25nm and there are other solutions not near as expensive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-578-_-Product

Similar speeds / iops and half the price ~-~ My other question is it seems like the writes are about half on those benchmarks. Showing 200-250mb writes instead of 500+.
This is the "PRO" version. The consumer version will be much less.

It's 500MB/s sequential reads.
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Hmm these Vertex 3 drives in RAID willl achieve a near speed,but i think we wont get the 1GB threshold ....stilll.
Yeah and ram minimum is 8-10GB/s I think. and L1 is 100GB/s :
btw does GB differ from gb? I think so.
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Yeah and ram minimum is 8-10GB/s I think. and L1 is 100GB/s :
btw does GB differ from gb? I think so.

8b = 1B
8bit = 1bytes
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This is the "PRO" version. The consumer version will be much less.

It's 500MB/s sequential reads.
I see I missed that part thanks. My question is on the over provisioning is it better then previous versions? It says "28%" but does that mean you still lose space after the fact or did the actually add more that you cannot access?
    
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I see I missed that part thanks. My question is on the over provisioning is it better then previous versions? It says "28%" but does that mean you still lose space after the fact or did the actually add more that you cannot access?
i.e. A SSD comes with 128GB of NAND.

Pro versions overprovision to 100GB to ensure performance in the worst case and ensure reliabity even under constant use. There should be 93GB avaliable after formatting

Consumer version to 120GB since their workloads are not mission critical or as intensive. There should be 111GB avaliable after formatting
Edited by DuckieHo - 2/17/11 at 7:37am
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SIZE MATTERS


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i.e. A SSD comes with 128GB of NAND.

Pro versions overprovision to 100GB to ensure performance in the worst case and ensure reliabity even under constant use. There should be 93GB avaliable after formatting

Consumer version to 120GB since their workloads are not mission critical or as intensive. There should be 111GB avaliable after formatting
Right but they recommend on the OCZ forums to provision a additional 20% for performance reasons/longevity on all sandforce models. This is the part I am curious about if the new V3 will no longer need such actions to increase your actual usable space and keep the performance too.
    
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do not want, there gonna release the 22nm version cloaked as the 32nm version and theres gonna be huge performance hits
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Right but they recommend on the OCZ forums to provision a additional 20% for performance reasons/longevity on all sandforce models. This is the part I am curious about if the new V3 will no longer need such actions to increase your actual usable space and keep the performance too.
The overprovisioning for 128GB NAND to 115GB is not for performance but for longevity.


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do not want, there gonna release the 22nm version cloaked as the 32nm version and theres gonna be huge performance hits
Not quite. The reason for the current SandForce performance issue with 25nm is because they are using half the number of chips. This means current controllers can only access half their maximum channels.

What will be interesting is Toggle vs Non-Toggle NAND performance.
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