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Old November 27, 2008, 12:01 PM
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I think this just reaffirms the days of the mechanical disks are numbered.

LOL yeah the ear to ear smile was a dead give away, its a shame someone didn't flash a cupcake or some good munchie food it would of made for some good laughs.
I doubt mechanical hdds will be gone any time soon, until ssds can compete in cost the average consumer wont be interested, all theyll see is "$600 for 128gb or $120 for 1tb, easy choice there". The ssd price is probably way off but o well lol.
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Old November 27, 2008, 12:21 PM
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I'd imagine in the next 6-8 months we'll start to see lower prices in SSDs (I'm hoping so as my Raptors are the loudest thing in my rig)
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Old November 27, 2008, 12:53 PM
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I also don't want more junk in my PCIe slots.

Getting frustrating.

Find another way to expand the capabilities of our computers. My slots are full!
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Old November 27, 2008, 01:12 PM
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Well, if they put more PCIE slots on the board it would be better.
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Old November 27, 2008, 01:46 PM
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Yeah, the PCI-E part kind of turns me off. But even if this pushes down regular SSD prices, it'd still be good. Nothing wrong with a little RAID 0 setup, especially once the next generation of SATA hits mainstream. 600GB/s would keep me happy for a long time.
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Man these SSD PCIE cards are pushing 800-1600MBS! that is liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiightyears ahead of ANYTHING we've got now. I'm sure they will cost a fortune, and man they are not small either!
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Old November 30, 2008, 08:17 PM
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Great demo just to show whats available in the near future. I think the new Intel SSDs will be a truly great product as far as market penetration/performance gain is concerned. The problems with this, as we have mentioned, the PCI-E slot (need some other board interface cause the slots are already pretty full with dual slot video cards, sound, tuners, etc), the cost, and apparently the Micron drives emit brain-cell destroying fumes.
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Old November 30, 2008, 08:49 PM
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Micron drives emit brain-cell destroying fumes.
Maybe, maybe not, looks like they just make their product out of weed.
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