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Old August 10, 2009, 01:09 AM
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Decent SSD 64 GB = $250
WD Black 640 GB = $80

F**ck SSD's at this point in time!
They showed a 500 GB A-DATA superfast SSD at CeBIT 2009 - and bigger sizes to come too - 230 MB/s read speed / 163 MB/s write - I want one of those you really don't want to know how much it will cost.......you can built an entire PC FFS! and I don't think the new high capacity SSDs will be even close to affordable anytime soon - maybe with the 250, 500 and higher capacities, that might bring the prices down on the 64GB ! :)
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SSD for OS and HDD for storage, it's that simple. You can sit here and beak off about the cost all you want but until you try one you have no idea how much better they are. The small random reads and writes that your os does almost constantly are where they shine. No more hourglass. Comparing HDD's to SSD's is apples to oranges anyways. The same as comparing a $80 8800 GS to a $400 GTX 285. You get what you pay for.

I paid a grand for my first HD and it was 10mb. Quite the revelation that was. No more 5-1/4" floppys to boot from and then run apps off of.
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SSD for OS and HDD for storage, it's that simple. You can sit here and beak off about the cost all you want but until you try one you have no idea how much better they are. The small random reads and writes that your os does almost constantly are where they shine. No more hourglass. Comparing HDD's to SSD's is apples to oranges anyways. The same as comparing a $80 8800 GS to a $400 GTX 285. You get what you pay for.

I paid a grand for my first HD and it was 10mb. Quite the revelation that was. No more 5-1/4" floppys to boot from and then run apps off of.
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The same people who complain about the price of SSD's are the same people who drop $600 every 6 months on a new vid card. You want a better experience while gaming? Install your game on an SSD. Fast loads, no stuttering.
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I'd go for 320GB intel SSD for 400-500 CAD for OS drive. 80, 160GB is no use for me, as RAID0/RAID10 is too unrealiable with ICH10R.
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I would love to try a SSD, I'm still waiting 120GB for 150$, maybe by the end of the year or next year.
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The same people who complain about the price of SSD's are the same people who drop $600 every 6 months on a new vid card.
Hey, you stole my line.

I also use it to justify a couple of new netbooks a year.
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RAID0/RAID10 is too unrealiable with ICH10R. sorry not to be rude but where do people get the idea that raid is so dangerous? It's not true sorry
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RAID0/RAID10 is too unrealiable with ICH10R. sorry not to be rude but where do people get the idea that raid is so dangerous? It's not true sorry
RAID-0 naysayers just love to point out how you're doubling the risk of disk failure.

I've booted from RAID-0 for many years without problems and would never go back to a single SSD or HDD except in a book.

I back everything up, so it's really not a big issue for me. Performance is.
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RAID-0 naysayers just love to point out how you're doubling the risk of disk failure.

I've booted from RAID-0 for many years without problems and would never go back to a single SSD or HDD except in a book.

I back everything up, so it's really not a big issue for me. Performance is.
That is the key tho.. backing up stuff.

But say you have a 1gb RAID 0 .. that becomes more challenging to backup which is why RAID 0 isn't good for that and RAID 1 or 10 is because then if a drive dies unexpectedly you'll be ok.
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