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Old October 7, 2009, 09:27 PM
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I am soooo friggin close to pulling the pin...!!!
Toss up now between the Intel 80 GB or OCZ 120Gb Vertex...
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Old October 8, 2009, 04:31 AM
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Try 3 in Raid0!
even 2 in raid0 is great
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Old October 8, 2009, 06:38 AM
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Right now, with this current generation of SSDs, I really don't think anyone would find much fault with either the X25 g2 or the Vertex 120gb / Torqx 128 / Falcon 128... besides size. BOTH are lightening fast and once you get past a certain point....it all becomes moot. Does it really matter if it takes a half an eye blink or 3/4s of one to load an app? Get whichever best suits your needs. IF speed is the biggest reason: get the Intel. If 50% more space sounds good get the Vertex. IF cost is main concern go Intel as they are usually cheaper (300 vs 400). You won't regret pulling the trigger on either one.....except maybe for a sore (and now empty) wallet. ;)
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Good: fast reads, fast writes, low power draw, high MTBF, high data security, high shock resistance, fast seek times, smaller formfactors.

Bad: price per terabyte, bottlenecked by some motherboards.

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Upgrading from HDDs to SSDs is probably the cheapest way to achieve a noticeable performance improvement on any system. Once you make the switch, you'll never go back. Bootups and shutdowns are much faster and applications flash open.
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Where are the SSD/Drive Head hybrid hard drives?
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Old October 10, 2009, 08:15 PM
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Dead technology. Just like Intel's failed attempts at their turbo cache and braidwood.
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hybrid drives just got passed by when ssd got bigger faster and cheaper
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Old October 14, 2009, 08:56 AM
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Hybrid drives?

How about hybrid SLC/MLC SSDs?
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Kind of dumb to integrate both MLC and SLC into one. Both have their different purposes, and a hard drive only has one purpose: store data. Either use one or the other.
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Old October 14, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Kind of dumb to integrate both MLC and SLC into one.
Agreed. It would be a very silly idea.
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