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pine-o-cleen
27-08-2009, 06:45 PM
...are getting cheap!

Got a weekly special email from an online PC shop, they had an 80gb SSD for $569.

That's cheap yeah?

the_bogan
27-08-2009, 06:46 PM
I think I might wait a few years, see how quickly they wear out.

Cicero
27-08-2009, 06:59 PM
You would have specialist requirement to pay that sort of price.

Cato
27-08-2009, 07:02 PM
Paging files will kill them pretty quick. Definately give it another few years.

nofam
27-08-2009, 09:23 PM
You would have specialist requirement to pay that sort of price.

Indeed - you would be required to be clinically insane.

:waughh:

Blam
27-08-2009, 09:28 PM
Its getting cheaper. I reckon by the end of next year they'll be only a bit more expensive that normal HDDs...

Cicero
28-08-2009, 07:24 AM
Its getting cheaper. I reckon by the end of next year they'll be only a bit more expensive that normal HDDs...

We will hold you to that in 2010 Aug.

SolMiester
28-08-2009, 09:08 AM
You need to buy the new models that support TRIM

From Anand Lal Shimpi.......There are some limitations to TRIM. Currently the Intel Matrix Storage Manager drivers won’t pass the TRIM command through from Windows 7 to the drive’s controller. If you want TRIM to work at this point you need to use Microsoft’s drivers that come with Windows 7 (note that if you set Intel’s ICH to RAID, Windows 7 loads Intel’s MSM driver so that won’t work).

The benefit of TRIM is huge, your drive doesn’t get slower because of use, it only gets slower as you actually fill it. Intel was very careful/sneaky/shiesty to only enable TRIM on its 34nm drives. Real world performance is actually very similar between the 34nm and 50nm drives for desktop users. What makes the 34nm drive the clear buy is its support for TRIM.