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News Corsair launches 256GB Performance SSD

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 8 Apr 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    Oh this is bad ass! 200MB/s with 256GB, I can see this as being my primary storage device.
     
  3. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    mmm delicious hdd nom nom nom
     
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    i already owned the OCZ Apex 120GB SSD xD but it would be nice to have more memories xD oh and by the way Super Talent had annonced the new SSD with 512GB 2.5 inch xD
     
  5. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    I'd love one of these in a netbook
     
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    this are becoming more and more interesting, they are catching up to the mechanical pretty fast..
     
  7. Goty

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    Sequential speeds are all well and good, but what about random reads and writes? That's where pretty much every SSD maker with the exception of Intel fails miserably.
     
  8. Buzzons

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    Exactly Goty - can Bit ensure that they test for random I/O.
     
  9. Tim S

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    Updated the article with the first official photo from Corsair.
     
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    It's too expensive. In fact, it's so expensive that the price wasn't even mentioned. :\
     
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    Exactly why I don't even simply have a Raptor(X) yet.

    I'd just like to have 300 or 600GB of RaptorX goodness for under $300, but I think when I finally get a new HDD it'll be either a 640, 750, or 1TB WD Cav Black. Unless I get a really good paying job, I doubt I'll be testing any SSD's for awhile. :yawn:
     
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    Can't wait to see Bt's review! :D
     
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    Any indication on the price?
     
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    There's talk on the interwebs about it retailing at around $749.... Anyone's guess for the UK price really, but pricey!
     
  15. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    If it's better than the X-25 than let the battle begin. If not....*crash*......*BOOM!*
     
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    I doubt the random I/O will be as good - and as such, it'll fail. I doubt anyone will challenge Intel for a while - hence why I have a few of the 160GB ones on order :p
     
  17. Mantronic

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    What's the life expectancy of an SSD?

    I can see making a switch from platters to solid state sometime in the future but not until they drop in price and improve performance. I feel they're too expensive for what you get to even consider buying one right now.
     
  18. alecamused

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    i took some work home lately (4x ocz vertex + 3ware sas controller which i was allowed to buy just to find out if we should consider ssds for workstations)..

    i'm running a p4d on the asus p5wd2-e which is - by todays standards - ancient hardware. Still it's incredible how much faster and more responsive everything is with 4x ssd in raid0. benchmark results didn't vary too much from reviews, but thats only numbers. comparing vista64 installations i have to say that one of the drives (after partition aligning) is a great way to improve the vista-experience but 4 of them in raid0 ... cocaine for a hummingbird. booting vista: 43sec (vs ~90sec on conventional hdd), photoshop cs4:10 sec (vs ~40sec on conventional hdd), the complete office suite (excel, word, powerpoint) <2sec. Loading time and general performance in games improved a lot too.

    My next upgrade will certainly include one (or depending on prices at that time even more) ssd for system/applications.
     
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    There was an interesting read on another site (http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3535) this article went into great detail and controversy over some of the issues facing SSDs. The information inside it is very helpful when considering the jump to SSD and if you are considering spending that much money.

    I would still give the market another year and a half before SSD's become viable replacements. I think the netbook market is helping and with ram prices going the way they are I cant imagine SSD's wont soon follow.
     
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