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Old November 14, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Default Next 6 months in the SSD market

I just want to know about what's coming up in SSD tech in the next 6 months.

I'm thinking of making some upgrades in the summer (especially to my ancient OCZ Agility 3). The next generation of flash should be here by then; how much faster will SSDs be then than they are now?
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Old November 14, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Personally, I've found that SSD speeds are a bit of a wash these days unless you're doing extensive file transferring or compression. I know that there are differences, but day to day notability is typically fairly low. I prefer to stick to reliable brands, rather than pure speed.

I don't know any details surrounding what's happening in the SSD market over 6 months, but it's easy to see that the trend is pushing towards larger capacity drives. 500GB and up seems to be the new standard, and 1TB drives are somewhat reasonably priced already. Just find yourself a decent sized, reliable drive and enjoy it.
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Old November 14, 2013, 03:16 PM
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For SATA based SSDs? Nope. NGFF is where it is at now. There are already single NGFF SSDs doing over 1000MB read/writes. Unfortunately there are also no desktop boards that fully support NGFF. Looks like we will have to wait for Broadwell / Z97 motherboards to see it.
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Old November 14, 2013, 06:24 PM
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My 60 GB SSD/100 GB HDD combo has been killing me for a year and a half now. Way too little internal memory.
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