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News OCZ launches sub-£250 128GB SSD

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 2 Jul 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. perplekks45

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    /me is waiting for budget...
     
  3. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    from ocz website:
    meh, but I guess if you are replacing a 4,2k rpm laptop drive it will still be a massive upgrade, any chance for a review?
     
  4. perplekks45

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    Where did you get that from? Link?

    Stated here for OCZ Core Series SATA II 2.5" SSD:

    Read 120-143 MB/sec
    Write 80-93 MB/sec

    And here for OCZ SATA II 2.5" SSD:

    Read up to 100MB / sec
    Write up to 80MB / sec
     
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  5. naokaji

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    Apparently UK pricing for the 128GB model is more like £320, not as bad as it could be mind you
     
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    My fault - I included the wrong link in the article. It's updated now.

    However, the official page states 120MB/s - but the press release says 120Mb/s, which is quite a difference.
     
  8. DeX

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    So what exactly was the previous lowest price for a 64gb and 128gb SSD from one of these other manufacturers?
     
  9. naokaji

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    that explains it, thx for the explanation what went wrong there.
     
  10. DXR_13KE

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    almost there....
     
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    It must be MB/s - HDD speeds nearly always use this metric, and 120Mb/s would be painfully slow!
     
  12. Paradigm Shifter

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    Yep, when the price drops about another 50%... then I might seriously start considering SSD drives. :)
     
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    Still too much, methinks.
     
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  14. TomH

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    Well.. That explains the price! ;)
     
  15. mclean007

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    But as someone who goes by the name "tortoise" should know, with incremental improvements to performance, reliability, capacity and value, SSDs will slowly but surely win the race! :D
     
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    Trufax..

    However, at the moment the benefits don't warrant the price premium. And then of course HDDs are still SO much more capacious.
     
  17. perplekks45

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    You're right but judging by the speed SSD developed over the last 2 years I can see myself having 1 - 5 in a RAID in 2 years. :D
     
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    I geuss that isn't too much for a SSD


    128Gb is more than I can fill in a long time
     
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