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Storage is it time to move to SSD?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wyx087, 14 Jun 2009.

  1. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Hmmm.. fine.
     
  2. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    sorry about causing all these suspicions, you got to suspect everything when a system becomes unstable, and mechanical HDD is usually the prime suspect right after moving the rig.
    don't know why decrease overclock works though, may need to unplug/plug the RAM and CPU when i can be bothered.

    back on topic, so, SSD will speed up system by a lot, but still considered far too expensive to go mainstream..... guess i'd wait until Win7 is released to then.
     
  3. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    good choice, i reckon a years time will be about the sweet spot (i.e. the tech is still exciting but the prices make sense)
     
  4. Koolpc

    Koolpc Minimodder

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    Sorry mate but i wouldn't buy it off of you now. Not sure if it is working or not after reading this thread plus you were not upfront in the beginning when trying to sell it.
     
  5. Splynncryth

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    I keep hoping to hear about a p-ram breakthrough and a new wave of SSDs.
    For now, I'm waiting to se how the drives age. It is still flash, and while there is stuff good for millions of writes, there is still the total junk that is only good for a few 10s of thousands of writes. Then there is the fragmentation issue, so again, I want to see how well SSDs age.
     
  6. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    The fragmentation issue is a non-issue if the drive supports ata-trim and has Win7 installed.

    I agree with many that the main issue is price. A hdd is about 6p/GB for 1TB (Samsung Eco2). A ssd is about £1.44/GB for 64GB (Samsung MLC).
     
  7. Guest-16

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    But that's also like comparing a cheap TFT to an Eizo - they are both "TFTs" but with different markets and notably different performance.
     
  8. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    The ssd is rated at something like 90MB read and 70MB write I think. The hdd is around 90/90. Although the ssd has far less latency, if it's only capable of sustaining the r/w speeds mentioned, it's not really time to cry 'vive la revolution!' Whilst OCZ's latest trailblazes it's way to getting on for 300MB/s read, it's in a totally different league price-wise and the performance is barmpot stupid (apparently at a price of how long the speed lasts for, though).

    The comparison was against the speed of the device, primarily. I was also comparing what you get for your money. There's an obvious sacrifice in storage space.
     
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