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News Intel announces enthusiast-grade 730 Series SSDs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 28 Feb 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Pricing is good for both models. Get them reviewed as I think these look promising.
     
  3. Phil Rhodes

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    Ooh, yes please.
     
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    I can't get my head around the fact that you can 'overclock' hard drives.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Why not? The controller's an ARM chip - overclockable like any other processor - and the storage in an SSD is a form of RAM, albeit non-volatile. Now, overclocking a *mechanical* hard drive, *that'd* be a challenge...
     
  6. Dogbert666

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    Should be with us soon
     
  7. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Looking back it reads as though I'm making demands lol
     
  8. Dogbert666

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    Haha, it's cool, we were already arranging it prior to the article going up anyway :)
     
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    Didn't James Gorbold question the wisdom of overclocking SSDs in a recent CPC editorial, it seemed to make sense when I read it.
     
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    "Rather than offering user-configurable overclocking to end-users, the company is flipping off the enthusiast community and keeping the technology to itself in order to shill pre-overclocked SSDs to e-peen comparison junkies."
     
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    I can't argue with the numbers, but equally I can't help thinking it is a bit of marketing spin to sell something as "overclocked" when it has a factory applied (and locked) "overclock". Overclocking means running something beyond the clock speed specified by its manufacturer. In "factory overclocked" GPUs, this kind of makes sense, since the OEM is pushing the chip harder than nvidia or AMD specified, but in this case, isn't Intel just selling a device which is specified to run faster?! It's as if they sold you a 2.8 GHz processor as a 2 GHz chip with "MASSIVE 40% FACTORY OVERCLOCK!!!!!111!!"
     
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    This is pretty much what I thought of it too.
     

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