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Old 14th July, 2010, 08:37 PM
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Kingston SSDNow V+ 512GB solid-state drive

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Kingston SSDNow V+ 512GB solid-state drive

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Old 15th July, 2010, 05:19 PM
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yeah, awesome!
I don't even use more than 250 Gig drives, so having more in Solid State would be pretty cool.
I would be happy with an 80 Gig Solid State drive.
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Old 15th July, 2010, 07:27 PM
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Wow, 1270 quid for a drive is pretty steep, even if it is an SSD.
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Old 15th July, 2010, 08:28 PM
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$1825, yes, $1825 at yesterday's exchange rate. It's great that SSD's FINALLY have enough capacity for Joe Blow's consideration. But Mr Blow laughs at the price, scornfully. And the artwork on that sticker blows, according to Joe.
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Old 18th July, 2010, 08:30 PM
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Will these be flying off the shelves in today's economy? Seriously doubt it.
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Old 18th July, 2010, 08:34 PM
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nah, but nice to know capacities are getting high. when prices are competitive with today's drives, then I'll be getting one.
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Old 19th July, 2010, 12:07 AM
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They'll sell at that price when used in some specialised commercial purpose.

It's cheap compared to how much cutting edge hardware used to cost in the 1980s.

I worked on a system for data archiving, using the first writeable optical drives. The drives alone cost about $5000 each, and we had no trouble finding customers!
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Old 21st July, 2010, 12:40 AM
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Wow, that's serious money. Worth much more back then, too.
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Old 21st July, 2010, 01:08 PM
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It's MLC though, rather than SLC, which means it's not robust enough for enterprise use. Otherwise it might have been interesting for some database style loads.
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Old 21st July, 2010, 04:05 PM
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I really see no use for SSD's other than for the OS & programs you load on it.
As for everything else I'd use good ole HD disks (1-2Tbs each) for storage, games, movies, music, pics etc....

So really all you need is a good 30-60Gb SSD HD.
At least this is the way I see it...

Newegg usually has very good prices on the latest Tech, but $1,439.00 is way too much money regardless of how fast it is!!!
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Old 21st July, 2010, 06:56 PM
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There are definitely a few scenarios that benefit from SSD. However, they generally tend to involve operations that make a lot of seeks, like database operations for example. They also tend not to be consumer focused stuff.

Additionally, ruggedised devices tend to last longer running from flash than from rotating media.

Beyond that, I guess it's people with a lot of money to spend!
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Wihich are getting fewer and far between.
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Old 25th July, 2010, 08:12 PM
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Yep, less folks with lots of money. But they have more every day. No wheelchair for you, little Suzie. Daddy Warbucks needs more and more and more.
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Old 12th August, 2010, 08:19 PM
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Maybe these things will drop in price after a few thousand of them "fly" off of the shelves?
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Old 22nd August, 2010, 09:25 PM
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Saw a hard drive that looked like part of a 1930's bus engine once. Huge and bullet proof, probably needed 30 hp to spin it!
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512gb now where getting somewhere with ssd's
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