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Old August 25, 2008, 10:01 PM
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Hey, I'll tell you guys this. SSDs can have their wonderful sub-1ms latencies. But when you're paying over $500 (AFTER rebate) for a 128GB SSD, which means about $3.90 per GB, that's damn sour.

At $300, the VelociRaptor costs just $1 per GB which is in TIMES cheaper. I have personally toyed with the argument of slimming down my OS drive in order to perhaps fit into a 32GB or 64GB SSD.

Basically, I absolutely CANNOT fit into a 32GB SSD. It is possible to fit within a 64GB SSD, but that will mean that I install my games on a normal HD. And of course, a formatted 64GB SSD won't actually give me 64GB of space. So that leaves me with the 128GB minimum option which costs $500 in the BEST CASE scenario.

Mind you...currently I'm using 122GB on my VelociRaptor, so I wouldn't even fit into that.

In two words, while the prices are high for SSDs, there will remain a market for the Raptors. Even when prices go down, the Raptors will still be attractive because of their 5 year warranty and higher reliability in general. So far, transfer rates are competitive, too.
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