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The Intel Solid State Drive 320 Series, codenamed 'Postville Refresh', is the long-awaited successor to the present mainstream X25-M. The new SSDs are set to launch in mid-April.


These will be launched with 25nm NAND. From my understand, these are targeting HDD replacement for the mainstream. They will be cheaper than current SDDs but will not be the top performers.

Edited by DuckieHo - 3/4/11 at 11:05pm
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Anyone know price? I wouldn't mind picking up 2-4 of these for RAID 0 if the price is really good on these
     
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Anyone know price? I wouldn't mind picking up 2-4 of these for RAID 0 if the price is really good on these
Why RAID?


RAID improves sequential performance. You probably are better off getting a single SSD with great random performance.
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Why not Might as well have a rig with really good read/write speeds for the hard drive
     
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Why not Might as well have a rig with really good read/write speeds for the hard drive
Because its never used unless you have multiple raids where you can transfer files back and forth.
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Because its never used unless you have multiple raids where you can transfer files back and forth.
If I RAID'd a bunch of SSD's, then I could stick all my games and programs on them
     
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These will be launched with 25nm NAND. From my understand, these are targeting HDD replacement for the mainstream. They will be cheaper than current HDDs but will not be the top performers.[/LEFT]
This is what I'm talking about. As long as random access speeds are still really good, I might be investing in a 400 GB version of this.
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reading about this stuff is making it harder for me to decide what to buy lol
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Why not Might as well have a rig with really good read/write speeds for the hard drive
Again.... RAID improves sequential performance.


Random performance is much much much muuuuch more important for OS and non-game applications.
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i am eagerly waiting for its release..
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