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News Western Digital releases range of SSDs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 17 Jun 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. nicae

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    If it's not on the roadmap, would that mean they plan on decreasing the capacities?
     
  3. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    When you say "released", d'you mean "I can go and buy one", or "I might be able to go and buy one in eighteen months, so long as they don't get bored with the idea in the meantime?"

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  4. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Interesting that they are releasing EIDE SSDs, that would certainly suggest that they were going after the embedded market.
     
  5. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I never understood why the SSD lifespan is never mentioned. I think it's 2 years... so 100$ per year for few GB... really not worth it by extremes.
     
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    Hi Tim do you know which memory controllers these WD SSD's use? Indilinix, Samsung or the woeful JMicrons?

    Many thanks
     
  7. cyrilthefish

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    Um... OCZ SSD's have been doing that for quite a long time now, since the 'solid' series onwards

    Also, forum link at the end of the article doesn't point to this thread ;)
     
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    I admit I'm surprised by this, i expected their first SSD to be a Raptor drive since it'd make sense
     
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    Because as far as I understand, those limitations have been largely overcome by now and modern drives have far larger write limits.
     
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    Not if its slower than a mechanical raptor... :)
     
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    Indilinx controllers are in the second generation of SSD's such as the new Corsair P256 and G.Skill Falcons.

    I think I will wait for the third generation of SSD's before purchasing as they are still too expensive for me at the moment.
    When they reach £1 per Gb I'll reconsider.

    Good to see more players in the market though as it will increase competition, increase speeds and eventually bring prices down.
     
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