Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 6 Jul 2012.
Please read this back.
Just as SSD's approach a very affordable 50p per GB, they announce extra speed and push the price back up to nearly Â£1 per GB.
I sense that the performance increase is such that few people will move from an existing SSD to one of these and if you are moving from a HDD to an SSD, the performance of something cheaper like the M4 would be enough.
I think that these need to be more keenly priced TBH
Whoopsie - fixed, ta.
@do_it_anyway, spot on. I just picked up a 128GB m4 for $109 at Microcenter (and the $50 gift card made it even nicer). Anyone moving from HDD can get cheap SSDs and they'll be so amazed at last-gen's performance they won't even think about current gen, let alone next-gen.
meh im happy with my new samsung 830 256GB costing 58p per GB
Shouldnt that Be Corsairs's new GS series...... or am I really confused.
Also really excited about this. It only means the old drives will eventually drop in price. Ala amazing performance for cheap.
Marvell announced shipment of its new controller months ago, and apparently SSD's based on it will hit the Sata3 limit. Those would represent a more tangible step change compared to last gen, any ideas when they'll be released?
as long as they`re not being used on marevell`s own sata 3 controller since im getting a 20% speed loss on mine
Write speeds of 525MB/s are possible on the 180GB and 240GB units, dropping to 530MB/s on the 360GB
Should'nt these speeds be the other way round,or are they the wrong speeds to start with.
That is certainly true, the real world effect when changing from a hdd to a ssd (even a low end one like for example a Plextor M2S which is only 49 pence per GB) is much larger than the real world performance difference when changing from one ssd to another ssd, I've went from one Crucial C300 to 2x 256GB Samsung 830 in Raid 0 and honestly, the difference in system performance isn't too big outside of benchmarks.
The main reason to upgrade from one ssd to another is capacity.
^^ that also depends on motherboard and sata 3 controller as well
i may be crazy but i am running 2 Corsair Force 3 60Gb in Raid 0 on a Gene Z and they are fast enough for me but doing the same with 2 of the 180 Gb Force GS would, appeal if i had a spare £300 id be buying a new GFX card as my 6870 is not fast enough
For comparison's sake, what speed does a normal CF or SD run?
edit: Or, I could just ask wiki.
I use a 133x Lexar CF card in my digital camera and according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CompactFlash that works out to about 20 MB/sec. So, yeah, 55 MB/sec would be an improvement, but until we know what they;re going to cost...
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