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Hey SSDReview, where you involved in the C400 review?

Edit: Thank you for the interesting read...it really cleared alot of things up for me.
Edited by drka0tic - 3/23/11 at 6:48pm
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So if I read these results correctly. The C400 will offer better real-world performance than the Vertex 3 at a fraction of the price. Correct?
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Hey SSDReview, where you involved in the C400 review?

Edit: Thank you for the interesting read...it really cleared alot of things up for me.
I started working on the review at about 4am.... and glad I could help.

With respect to that above AS SSD of the vertex 3... way off! Take a look at our results here. On AS SSD we get 84MB/s 4k and 271MB/s 4k 64 Third.

I would say there is a significant difference from our test to the one you have shown here.
Edited by TheSSDReview - 3/23/11 at 7:05pm
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Really.... I guess you might have a point if you are trying to get the extra second out of your boot time, but nothing more. The truth, however, is that 4k reads are used as little as 7% in typical use where writes are in use over 50% of the time.

Further, there is nobody that I know of that will disagree with the fact that low 4k random writes are the most important means by which we can observe a systems upgrade.

This may interest you. You will notice that we have updated it and, if you would like, take that and put it beside our Vantage guide and see the similarity between low 4k random write comparisons and that of Vantage between several drives.

You may be surprised.
Thanks for the article. I always knew that sequential speeds were near-useless in regards to an SSD boot drive - but I don't understand how it's possible that computers spend so much time writing 4-8k files but not much time reading them.

This is why I always believed that 4-8k read times were more important than 4-8k write times. But you're saying it's the opposite.
     
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WOW...Do you know when this drive will be released to other retailers. I only see it for sale at SuperBiiz.

Edit: Crap! The 64 and 128GB are now 'out of stock'.
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Write speeds? Sequential speeds? What are you people buying SSDs for?
Why, for benchmarking, of course!
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Thanks for the article. I always knew that sequential speeds were near-useless in regards to an SSD boot drive - but I don't understand how it's possible that computers spend so much time writing 4-8k files but not much time reading them.

This is why I always believed that 4-8k read times were more important than 4-8k write times. But you're saying it's the opposite.
Anyone can conduct similar tests with Diskmon as it is not a difficult program. For the typical user, I have never encountered any 'drastically' differing comparisons.

Oh and sequential speeds... I have been hollering from the roof tops for people to stop looking at these for years now. Most users will NEVER use them or understand their benefit because their activities don't make use of these access methods...
post #18 of 30
This is the Vertex 3 AS SSD from SSD Review:



That looks better in every way versus the C400 eh?
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http://techreport.com/articles.x/20646

The Tech Report just published a review of the Crucial M4 which is supposed to be the same drive as the Micron C400. Yet, in the review they mention that it will be released on April 25th..WTH! (How did Superbiiz get their hands on them early?)

Also, the TR review pretty much places it last amongst the new SSDs and in some cases even slower the C300 its replacing.

The search for my 1st SSD is becoming a PITA
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M4 is retail while the C400 that superbiiz has is likely OEM - no box, cables etc.
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