Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 3 Feb 2010.
If these things work as well as promised then who do I give my $ to until SSD prices lower by 70%
Regarding the confusion as to whether software is required or not, SilverStone says, 'The HDDBOOST is a unique hardware-based bridge between HDD and SSD to M/B. There's no need to install any driver or software, and the device will synchronzise data automatically, our HDDBOOST utility software is only used for firmware upgrades and to manually synchronise data.'
Anyone who guessed this answer, gets a gold star!
Manually synchronise data means to me select what apps stay in the cache. I'm sold on this device now.
interesting. as long as it sells for a small enough price it would tempt me to get an SSD. I agree with Obiwan that a HDD with a SSD should be faster and cheaper than this but I think this (if it becomes popular) will make HDD manufacturers look at such an idea. As long as it does better than Hydra did ill take one.
In theory could you RAID (striping # here) these things?
Not a bad idea! But you just know something like that will be released a week after you've thrown out all your old memory sticks D;
now what SSD is the fastest of all? according to my books it's the OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex Series SATA II Solid State Drive (Black) OCZSSD2-1VTX120G
Available in 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, 250GB capacities
Read: Up to 250 MB/s Write: Up to 180MB/s Sustained Write: Up to 100MB/s
Shock Resistant 1500G / Low Power Consumption: 2W in operation, .5W in stand by
64MB Onboard Cache / RAID Support
MTBF 1.5 million hours /2 year warranty
Interesting idea. Does it appear to the OS as a hdd or ssd? as the ssd part will need TRIM and the hdd will need defragging, but the OS sees it as a single drive so cannot perform both of these things on the "same" drive. So performance of both drives will degrade over time right?
I think theres a massive 'window' of opportunity here, I can't help but think that Western Digital will be the ones to fill that 'window'. As mentioned, in real world terms SSD are just far too expensive. I can't help but wonder why Seagate didn't release a 3.5 version of their hybrid Momentus drives, though am sure they have good reason. I personally predict Western Digital will do their homework and in the not too distant future release something suitable and better for the desktop market.
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