that is some impressive read speeds! That's twice as fast as my 2 OCZ Vertex drives in a RAID 0!
Two questions: Pricing, and does it require any kind of OS-specific drivers?
I wouldn't expect it to need special drivers, since you will be booting from it, but am pretty sure there would be Win-specific utilities needed to use it in a RAID operation implementation - unless they recommend a fully softRAID config, which should work well given it's speed..
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Given that the previous release retailed for $3300 (80 GB), I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the new release will be less than that. In fact, I'd even guess less than $1700, since that's the price for OCZ's smallest (250 GB) PCIe SSD.
And throwing caution to the wind: I'm saying $850. That's a rough average price for Intel's 64 GB X-25E SSD, which is also a SLC.
Quick poll: Haw many here would buy the non-RAIDable, 80 GB model for $850? I'd have to say no, since it would still be too much money, but I'd be looking for ways to afford it. Hmm, I only need one kidney...
"I didn't cry when Bambi's mother was shot... but I cried when HAL was turned off."
>> Quick poll: Haw many here would buy the non-RAIDable, 80 GB model for $850?
Iiiiii dunno... I'd have to wait another month to change the oil in my Bugatti Veyron.
Can't wait to see drives like this come down to my level. I think I drooled a little.
I bruised my chin when it hit my new Extreme Gear Keyboard.
I sometime wonder if I'll still be around to see these kinds of drive become affordable to the most of us out here in reality-land.
Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.
so if SSDs that read at 200+ make windows lighting fast, will these new 800+ drives make a visible difference? nope.
will they hurt your wallet? yep.
so then aspiring reader, who needs these drives? people running database servers.
and those people don't care about price because the data on their servers is worth 10x the hardware. at least it should be =]
will we see these in our rigs in the next 5 years? nope.
~~Dell Laptop , D520, Core2Duo @ 2.0Ghz undervolted to 1.0v
"so then aspiring reader, who needs these drives? people running database servers."
actually, I found mine quite useful for photoshop and heavy grphx work. very very very useful when creating game mods and rendering.
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