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Old 03-22-09, 12:56 AM   #13
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Yes (period)
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Old 03-22-09, 01:41 AM   #14
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Yes (period)
The OCZ Vertex series has much faster writes due to the on-board cache and is a fair bit cheaper.
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Old 03-22-09, 03:33 AM   #15
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Default Re: Intel X-25 SSD drives, WOW!!!

This is a very good article for anyone currently using or planning to buy an SSD:

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...e=expert&pid=1

The more I read about these things the longer I want to wait to buy one.

Hopefully by the time the (massive) kinks are worked out, the memory prices will be 1/10th of what they are now.
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Old 03-22-09, 04:11 AM   #16
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This is a very good article for anyone currently using or planning to buy an SSD:

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...e=expert&pid=1

The more I read about these things the longer I want to wait to buy one.

Hopefully by the time the (massive) kinks are worked out, the memory prices will be 1/10th of what they are now.
The price of these things, along with the storage capacity, make these no value for money.
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Old 03-22-09, 04:40 AM   #17
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It depends on what you want to do with the SSD. If you want to run a fileserver based on SSDs the higher writes are important. Otherwise the Intel is still the best there is.
I don't think an SSD is really the ideal solution for a Fileserver at this point.

Horrible price\Gb ratio is the main reason, but I'm also not really sold on the long term reliability and performance of this technology yet.
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Old 03-22-09, 08:04 AM   #18
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Horrible price\Gb ratio is the main reason, but I'm also not really sold on the long term reliability and performance of this technology yet.
A pair of 640 GB dual-platter conventional hard drives in RAID-0 will give you 1500% more storage space and probably about 70-75% of the performance of a single Intel X-25 at less than 50% of the cost.

If you can afford the SSD and want to get it, great. But for most folks, it's not a good deal at all.
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Old 03-22-09, 08:49 AM   #19
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The OCZ Vertex series has much faster writes due to the on-board cache and is a fair bit cheaper.
It has faster sequential writes, but random writes are dog slow on the vertex.
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Old 03-22-09, 09:17 AM   #20
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Wouldn't buying 16GB of ram for Vista64's Superfetch be nearly as effective as an SSD drive for your OS and most used aps?

May not boot as fast but once OS is up and running for a few min, nearly everything one normally does in the OS would be cached.

I know my 8Gigs of mem are always fully used cached up with 'something'.
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Old 03-22-09, 10:06 AM   #21
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Wouldn't buying 16GB of ram for Vista64's Superfetch be nearly as effective as an SSD drive for your OS and most used aps?

May not boot as fast but once OS is up and running for a few min, nearly everything one normally does in the OS would be cached.

I know my 8Gigs of mem are always fully used cached up with 'something'.
Not really. It has a pretty hard time predicting what you're going to need next. It can cache a few things but the performance hit on startup is pretty annoying IMO. If you hit the power button and grab a cup of coffee before you sit down then maybe it wouldn't be so slow. It does help after the first time you've loaded some programs, but I've never really seen where it has made the pc "snappy".


I'm real close to following you Slawter. The only thing that has been holding me up is drive size. I can fit everything I need in 120GB for my game rig, but I simply can't get it into 80GB. If it weren't ~ $700 for the 160GB drive or 2 80's then I'd be all over it.

EDIT: Damn, I might need to play around with nlite. My Vista 64 install currently uses 26GB and 94K files for the windows folder.
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Old 03-22-09, 11:48 AM   #22
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I will get one when it gets down to $60.
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Old 03-22-09, 11:54 AM   #23
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SSD still cost to much, when price is comparable to HDD then I will start buying them.

give me 1tb SSD for 85 bucks and i'm sold
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SSD still cost to much, when price is comparable to HDD then I will start buying them.

give me 1tb SSD for 85 bucks and i'm sold
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