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News SilverStone Announces Hybrid SSD-Hard Disk Device

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 3 Feb 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Dave Lister

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    It would be great to see some speed tests done with this !
     
  3. Picarro

    Picarro New Member

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    If this actually works, it could mean a larger sale of low-capacity SSD's. Buying a F3, and then boosting it with a 32gig SSD would be awesome.
     
  4. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    so using the SSD as cache memory? look - I know I'm old, but surely a better system would be to do a bay that uses all the old memory sticks we've got lying around that can't be used for anything - DDR 400 with 4- 8 slots would be ideal...

    Anyone...
     
  5. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    I wonder how it would perform with a SSD and a 300Gb WD Velociraptor.
    This would be an interesting test on a review...
     
  6. Bonzo45

    Bonzo45 Ex CPC

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    So you have to buy an SSD, the kit and a Hard Disk... not seeing this take off in all fairness. Look forward to speed tests though.
     
  7. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting idea.
     
  8. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Interesting solution, and may be a hit in the short to medium term (i.e. until cheap big SSDs become available). We'll need to see some numbers, but it could be a winner, provided it actually works. Probably won't be as good as a smallish (60-120GB) SSD as system drive with secondary storage for media files etc. on a big HDD, but a lot more convenient.

    Looks from the article like it's a drop-in upgrade. Can anyone confirm, or are we in clean install territory?

    Edit: looks like it is a drop in. If performance improvement hits the 70% range SilverStone suggests, it's a massive winner for €33.
     
  9. wafflesomd

    wafflesomd New Member

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    So you still have to buy an SSD? lol
     
  10. Sim0n

    Sim0n rm -rf /

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    But you dont have to reinstall !!!
     
  11. Psytek

    Psytek New Member

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    Your article says it requires software, but the picture says it doesn't... which is correct?
     
  12. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    This is exactly what I need to persuade me to actually put the SSD I have in my system - reinstalling is too much effort!

    SSD speeds when accessing cached data; Raptor speeds otherwise. Simple really.
     
  13. tad2008

    tad2008 New Member

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    Well the idea is nice, shame it's so poorly designed, surely a company like Silverstone is perfectly capable of making it possible to simply slide the hard drive and SSD in to the bay without the need to use un-necessary cables and mess and secure with a couple of screws at worst if not a completely tool-less design.

    The price certainly seems cheap until you consider how simple the overall concept is and that it could probably be home made for less by any electronics guru's out there.
     
  14. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    wouldn't this increase access time if the data is not on the SSD? so if you buy a really small SSD (eg. 32GB vs 1TB HDD) most of the files would read slower?

    hopefully Silverstone can prove me wrong.
     
  15. digitaldave

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    nope, you can just get the SSD and the kit and use your existing OS hard drive, this will mirror the most used data from the HDD to the SSD and tell the OS to look at the SSD first for the data it needs.

    you wont even have to re install the OS if what silverstone say is true.

    shame it looks like its windoze only . . . . . id have one if it supported mac or linux.
     
  16. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    The clue is in the name. It sounds like it's incredibly similar to ReadyBoost. And that worked well.
     
  17. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    Many people already have SSD. Some even have SSD in raid mode!

    I have a 30gb ssd and at £99 for a fast vertex, they are affordable. Oh and I have mechanical hard disks too!!
     
  18. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I like the sound of it, taking a small SSD and using this controller and software to be efficient with the data you put onto it's limited space.
     
  19. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    33€ ain't bad, if it works well.
     
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    Sign me up. I'd be more than happy to snag one of these and a 32gig SSD and pair it with my 1tb F3. Provided it works of course. I do agree that it would be nice if it was made in more of a "hot-swapable" style without all the extra cables though.
     
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