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News OCZ launches PCI-E SSD RAID cards

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 24 Apr 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. pistol_pete

    pistol_pete Air Cooled Fool

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    Oooo, PCI-E interface. Cool.
     
  3. Arkanrais

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    If they made these in low profile PCI sizes, they would be perfect for small HTPC cases and people with a few hundred £ to blow.
    Besides that, it's great to see SSD's catching up to mechanical HDD's in capacity. Now we just have to wait until they start matching the price or at least get within a reasonable grasp for us suckers without thousands to spend on new gadgets.
     
  4. Denis_iii

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    can you boot from them? These look to be the future and I forsee a faster price drop then SSD's
     
  5. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    The days of hard drives disturbing the peace are now truly numbered. Spend rich people, spend!
     
  6. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    I am sure those prices are a bad taste joke...
     
  7. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    4x250GB SSD from the same manufacturer cost pretty much the same as the 1TB model, so it's in line with other ssds.
     
  8. Gryphon

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    you cant boot from it iirc :( and that price has to be a joke. i know its on par with SATA SSDs, but still... they're £/Gb is vomit-inducing

    still want it though :hehe:
     
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  9. j_jay4

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    U could get a pretty decent PC for those prices, I don't think silence and a few seconds off your load times are worth that much, it's a bit crazy
     
  10. Hamish

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    its just a pci-e raid controller and 4 SSDs pre-packaged in a shiny box for you :p
     
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    Why do you have to draw the specs out and make them all muddled in several paragraphs? Table please :)
     
  12. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    its an raid card and so can be used as an boot device

    the price of it is far out there, its still impressive performance thought

    the vertex drive is still best drive to get for cost v space/performance, need to weed out the poor drives (what other company's sell the ssd with Indilinx in them)
     
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  13. dec

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    how would someone use RAID with these things?
     
  14. Jenny_Y8S

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    Wow! That's 3,125 times cheaper than my first ever hard drive (byte for byte)

    But then 40meg hard drives were a lot of money back then :)
     
  15. Farting Bob

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    The cheapest storage is still single layer DVDR's. Buy in bulk, about 3p per GB!
     
  16. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    it come up as an hard disk like any RAID card norm does, with XP id expect some driver to come with it (F5 install) vista very likey just detect it (but could likey need use of an driver unless its useing RAID card that is supported by vista)
     
  17. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    If only I was already a self made millionaire... Or a spoiled child. Either would do, as long as I got one of these.
     
  18. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    Cor! Want one of these!
    I suspect they're intended for database servers and the like, but I'm sure the BT team can come up with some justification for needing one, perhaps they could be used to remove i/o bottlenecks while benchmarking? ;)
     
  19. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    Were can i shoplift one of those puppys?
     
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