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Windows 7: Show us your hard drive performance

22 Feb 2009   #21
smarteyeball

 
 

I just checked the SSD prices in Australia. ....I'm not getting one for quite a while


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Suddenly not so shabby. That's my rationalization and I'm sticking to it




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22 Feb 2009   #22
roadtrip

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

The prices are dropping fast. Two weeks after I decided to purchase the SSDs, the price dropped USD100 each. And they're still dropping.

roadtrip
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23 Feb 2009   #23
smarteyeball

 
 

Tell that to these guys

Solid State Drives SSD

This is one on-line retailer I've used. They're pretty much all the same price wise . Still not dropping fast enough here
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23 Feb 2009   #24
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Tell that to these guys

Solid State Drives SSD

This is one on-line retailer I've used. They're pretty much all the same price wise . Still not dropping fast enough here
Have a look here you might find some better ones, I check all my prices there, it can save you allot of money.
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23 Feb 2009   #25
roadtrip

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Here's what is advertized for the local retailer NewEgg. They always give good service and good prices.
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G1 80GB SATA Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail
  • Sequential Access - Read: Up to 250MB/s
  • Sequential Access - Write: Up to 70MB/s
  • Max Shock Resistance: 1000G
  • Features: Intel Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory 10 Channel Parallel Architecture with 50nm MLC ONFI 1.0 NAND
  • MTBF: 1,200,000 hours
  • Model #: SSDSA2MH080G1
Your Price:$358.00 (USD)

These were USD500 toward the end of January.

roadtrip
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23 Feb 2009   #26
smarteyeball

 
 

I hope that monthly price drop keeps on going until it plateaus out near non-SSD prices

Even the prices on shopbot are enough to make me go ouch. Like everyone, I more than welcome a cheaper price and love a good price drop, but I personally just can't justify the current price per GB. Even I have my limits
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23 Feb 2009   #27
roadtrip

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I understand what you are saying. My plan is to use SSDs for the OS and files that change a lot. I'll plug in my 1.5 TB eSATA external HDD when a replacement arrives from Seagate (another story). That I'll use for bulk storage where bandwidth and access times are not an issue. The drive goes to sleep when it's not used for a while.

roadtrip
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25 Feb 2009   #28
Forman

Windows 7 7000 64bit
 
 

The performance of my RAID 0 is... well, I feel like crying or ripping my heair out.
I have no idea why the performance is so bad.

On WinXP I got 135/101/65 (max/avg/min)

2x 36GB Raptor MSI P43 Neo2-FR (ICH10R)


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26 Feb 2009   #29
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

well the 36s are getting on a bit now.
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26 Feb 2009   #30
Forman

Windows 7 7000 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
well the 36s are getting on a bit now.
No doubt, but they are able to perform much better than this.

From 100 MB/s to 66MB/s ... and its not like its wear. They work, or they dont.
They even did 100 MB/s on an old nForce2 motherboard with XP1700+ and Win2000.

Hmm... that really says something about how old they actually are :P

Oh well, IŽll wait for SSD to mature som more. Maybe The OCZ Vertex or Vertex 2 will do the trick.
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