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    Posted: 01 Jul 2008 at 12:44pm
The company today announced its new Core Series 2.5" SSDs which are the most affordable, large-capacity SSDs that we've seen to date. The 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models are priced at $169, $259, and $479 respectively -- the drives also feature a two-year warranty.

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  Quote Tyler Lowe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Jul 2008 at 12:47pm
Four Samsung 2.5" SSD drives benchmarked in RAID 0 at
 
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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Jul 2008 at 3:21pm
hmm...i wonder if 32GB is enough for Vista Home 64.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jul 2008 at 10:47am
Those SSD's are on the website.
 
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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jul 2008 at 8:03pm
Hurry up with the parts section! i wont have any new parts to get by the time you guys get it up haha.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Jul 2008 at 1:40am
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  Quote aperrigo Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Jul 2008 at 10:28pm
I love it...I paid 600 for my 32 GB MiTron SSD for my Aero AR7 laptop. It's well worth never having to defrag my drive where the only issue was space and cost. Now I have a prospect of for the around the same price having 128 GB SSD from OCZ, basically Samsung just don't tell them. I may have to buy it for my Desktop and reinstall my OS on to the SSD when I get my Desktop running again.


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  Quote widdlecat Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Jul 2008 at 11:18pm
Originally posted by aperrigo

I love it...I paid 600 for my 32 GB MiTron SSD for my Aero AR7 laptop. It's well worth never having to defrag my drive where the only issue was space and cost. Now I have a prospect of for the around the same price having 128 GB SSD from OCZ, basically Samsung just don't tell them. I may have to buy it for my Desktop and reinstall my OS on to the SSD when I get my Desktop running again.




Let us know how the SSD works with your desktop please! I'm certain many people are curious as to how real-world experiences are with this new device. Reviewers love em and the only downside I see is cost and limited storage size atm.

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  Quote aperrigo Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jul 2008 at 12:57pm
Granted....I will have to wait a month or so to rebuild funds. I plan on getting one for my desktop ...and spare for my laptop(external game drive). If OCZ is truly dropping the price down to what the article beforehand mentions then I will post my bench tests on the drives in comparison to the Velociraptor and Raptor X drives I have installed already.
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  Quote Kliebor2 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jul 2008 at 1:24pm
Everything I am reading says random access time will be better than anything you have ever seen, data throughput will stink compared to the Raptors.

From my understanding SSDs are great for lots of small files accessed alot... IE great for a boot drive for Windows, so so for any game application right now as the files tend to be so large load times might be slow even though it instantly found the file.

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here are some benchmarks the Nvidia Stripe and 3000GLFS drive are from my Desktop the Mtron MSD is from my laptop.  I will say its not a very accurate comparison since my laptop and desktop are different chipsets. Once I get an SSD for my Desktop in either RAID 0 or straight drive performance I will put up a bunch of different benchmarks.
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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jul 2008 at 4:32pm
I wish i knew how to read that. All thats going on in my head when i look at these is...oh boy look at all those squiggles.
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Sorry if this confuses anyone these graphs aren't ideal since I am comparing between the chipset on my laptop and the true RAID on my desktop but this is just another form of what I will post on the site if people are interested in my getting a RAID 0 SSD setup.  Also the Randow Access is READ ONLY...you would have to consult with the manufacturer on RANDOM ACCESS WRITE. Same with AVERAGE READ and AVERAGE WRITE.
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  Quote Tyler Lowe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jul 2008 at 11:13pm
Very interesting stuff there, and yes, absolutely *yes* I would be interested in seeing updates as you upgrade your equipment.
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