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  1. Jakeman

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    Apple just cut $500 off the price of the SSD option in the Macbook Air. And now I see these new drives from OCZ:

    http://www.ocztechnology.com/aboutocz/press/2008/294

    32GB = $169
    64GB = $259
    128GB = $479

    That is much cheaper than before (about half the price). I am totally going SSD when I build my next system for Diablo 3.

    But I imagine conventional platters will remain the only affordable option for large storage drives for a while longer.
     
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    yeah. I think I paid $200 for a 500GB SATA drive a few months ago. It would be nice to keep a SSD for the system and a few programs, and a scratch disk for Photoshop, etc.
     
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    I like their detailed calculations and explanations about drive life in terms of write-erase cycles. I also like how Intel is offering both MLC and SLC based drives. According to that article SLC has 10x the write-erase life of MLC as well as much better write performance. The increased write performance of SLC would be nice, though I'm not sure the increased write-erase life would matter that much since the 80GB MLC drive would last for 90 years at 20GB of write-erase per day according to their formula.
     
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    SATAAAAAA?

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    it was funny the first time, now it's just spam
     
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    Fine. can I post a bunch of them in the Hilarity thread then?
     
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    Only if they pass a rigid hilarity test, in which Jake is the final (and toughest) proctor.
     
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    Oh I don't know, it's the only interesting post in this thread imo. :laugh:
     
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    The intel drives are being sold now:

    80GB MLC for $619 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167005

    32GB SLC for $719 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167013

    I originally posted this thread because SSD was becoming affordable, but it turns out you get what you pay for. The cheap drives perform like shit. If you want a good one then you have to go with Intel which is really expensive still.

    My brother says Samsung may be coming out with a new SSD soon that will be competitive with Intel. We'll see.
     
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    Prices going down fast on these. Current prices:

    80GB MLC for $369 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167005

    32GB SLC for $409 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167013

    There is also a 160GB one now:

    160GB MLC for $729 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167015
     
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