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Old 10-08-10, 09:14 PM   #265
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if im correct. isnt all memory samsung? or thats just ram only
Nah there's quite a few different manufacturers of DDR/GDDR/Flash. Intel have a large share in Micron and have a huge stake in the flash market.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2928

I was wrong though, current drives are still using 34nm flash, which introd some time last year. I still think many of them are using Intel flash. Well certainly that was the case when the technology first launched, it may have changed now that other manufacturers have transitioned to the 34nm process.

You can bet that the intial SF-2000 based drives will use Intel 25nm Flash, which should bring cost per capacity down. Once 240GB drives cost what 120GB do today SSD's will start to become much more mainstream.
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Old 10-08-10, 09:16 PM   #266
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YAY Their behaving!

Nice, pretty good results there
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That's true, although I trust the big memory manufacturers a lot more than I trust the likes of "Solidata" "Mach Xtreme" and "A-RAM" lol. The sandfoce controller has very much become a "me too!" thing, which is good for driving prices down, but buyers need to beware that the lower cost alternatives may not be as reliable and definitely don't offer the same software/firmware support.

The specs for the upcoming Intel G3 drives are definitely somewhat underwhelming. They only seem like enough to compete with SF-1200/1500, not SF-2000. If they control the 25nm flash though they could definitely have the price/GB advantage. I'm thinking the 160GB drives could be as low as $200 and 300GB around $400. That might be wishful thinking but it would certainly make them competitive against drives using the old 34nm flash.
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Old 10-15-10, 01:23 PM   #268
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Sandforce has the best Flash controller on the open market so far.
Even if intel's next controller were to beat it, it would still be true (intel does not sell their controllers so far), but that seems unlikely from the previews.

And by the way, A-DATA is a reputable memory brand in enterprise. They have been selling to consumers for a few years too.
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Old 10-15-10, 07:58 PM   #269
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A-data is a really good company. but when it comes to RMA. 99% of companys suck. thats why i already look for the ones that ship you one first with a return shipping label
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Old 10-15-10, 10:05 PM   #270
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I have to say SSDs have some weird bugs.

Standby bugs are bad enough but for a drive to suddenly revert back to an image of what you had yesterday or hell even the previous partition/format is pretty sad.

Can't wait till the OCZ sandforce 1.23 firmware is out.
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Old 10-15-10, 10:47 PM   #271
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For a year, my media/gaming rig (which I use more than my desk PC) had a single WD2500AKS Caviar Blue. Nice drive. Quiet, and it felt fast.

When I rebuilt the system with a new mobo/CPU etc (and was going for a Win7 upgrade), I picked up 2x WD2500KS drives, which were a bit older than the single Caviar Blue, but I thought two of them in RAID 0 would really feel faster. ... along with the Win7 upgrade from Vista they did, but not by much.

So since I've had to wait around for a new motherboard (my other one died overclocking it) I decided to pick up a Mushkin Enhanced (Sandforce SF-1222) Callisto Deluxe 60GB SSD.

What should I expect coming from a not that slow RAID 0 setup?

I know there's other threads on SSDs here, but I'm specifically asking for perspective on the upgrade from a RAID 0 setup.

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Rage I was a skeptic honestly about SSD's, thought they weren't all that great, and introduced more problems then they were worth. BOY, was I completely and utterly wrong, this IS the best upgrade in your computer system at this point and time!

You think your spindle drives are fast, just you wait till you get that SSD all configured and loaded up right. MAN, things are incredibly fast now, there ain't a spindle drive in the world that could make my machine feel like an SSD does!
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Sandforce has the best Flash controller on the open market so far.
Even if intel's next controller were to beat it, it would still be true (intel does not sell their controllers so far), but that seems unlikely from the previews.

And by the way, A-DATA is a reputable memory brand in enterprise. They have been selling to consumers for a few years too.
Not talking about A-Data, over here a company Called A-Ram are selling sandforce drives. Some of their drives using other controllers are known to be unreliable.
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Yea! OCZ sandforce 1.23 firmware and toolbox out!
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Old 10-26-10, 04:20 PM   #276
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Hmmm.....

Storage space vs speed worth the hit here?

The 96GB OCZ Technology Vertex, 2.5" SSD is 128 , where the 60GB OCZ Vertex 2E is 98.

30 for all that extra storage, but at what cost?

Could even throw the Intel G2 80GB into the pot for 130 aswell.

Aaargh! Ideas?
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