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Windows 7: AMD to launch Radeon R7 branded SSDs this month

09 Aug 2014   #11

Windows 10 Pro

It's funny. I like AMD a lot. I have always had more issues with Intel stuff then AMD.

Unfortunately, it seems I am the minority. I hope AMD can keep on living. Gotta keep competition alive.

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09 Aug 2014   #12

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well AMD is a day late and a dollar short: Again.

I think the SSD market will grow in the near future. They work great and the price is going in the direction I like; down.

Personally I will stick with Intel and Samsung for one reason. I use them and they work as they should.
AMD are not a day late and and dollar short. If it were not for AMD you would still be using a 32 bit CPU with 2 cores cost $1000. AMD has always been a chip manufacturer and what is wrong with offering a portfolio of devices to OEM's. I like AMD, I have AMD CPU's in most of my machines as I would rather have 3 PC's to fool with rather than one Intel $1,000 CPU. I do have a couple of Intel CPU's and I notice no difference with them and AMD ones. Its all about choice and competition. I said early this year when OCZ went bust this would be the year SSD's take off. Average Joe in the street recognizes large brand names like Intel, Samsung, AMD, Toshiba, Crucial and Kingston. They have never heard off some of the others. I have 2 x 256 Gb Toshiba SSD drives and 3 x Kingston 120GB. I did buy a Samsung drive but returned it twice as it was faulty. The first SSD one could not be seen by any PC and was DOA and the second worked for a week and died. So my experience with Samsung was not good. But I know it happens. I will buy them again in the future if the price is right.
Layback Bear it is all about choice and I am thank full we have AMD for competition against the Intel Corp.
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10 Aug 2014   #13

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there

At one time Toshiba WERE Laptops - like Frigidaire were Refrigerators and Xerox were copiers. Same as Polaroid and Kodak for Films.

Technology changes -- who even THINKS of buying a Toshiba laptop any more - KODAK and the others have long since gone to where once great and mighty corporations go to die.

Intel and Samsung are the hardware players now -- I'm not sure if AMD even if it wanted to catch up could afford the investment to "Out Intel" Intel.

Funny thing is with a "slower" INTEL DUAL CORE I5 on a laptop I can process Video conversions with the same program about 25% quicker than the same file on a desktop with a Phenom II X4 QUAD 3.20 GHZ core which is theoretically an ostensibly faster processor from AMD. I know where my future spending is going. (SSD's on both machines BTW so no slow down due to "poor HDD's"). The desktop also has 16GB RAM while the laptop has 8GB and the program settings were the same - Use all cores for faster processing.

It's in really CPU bound tasks like video processing / converting that you really notice the processor power -- for 99% of typical office type of stuff I doubt whether there would be any noticeable difference - probably BOTH processors would be overkill in any case.

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15 Aug 2014   #14

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)

The thought of an AMD branded SSD does not excite me in any way.

Unlike their CPUs, Intel SSDs don't really excite me that matter either, but at least I might glance in their direction once in a while.

I have no real brand loyalty to Samsung. Up until recently I didn't even have any Samsung branded devices/components. But I must say, their SSDs have really done the trick and got me hooked. The 840 EVO and 850 PRO SSDs they put out are just really neat, capable, and reasonably priced. For me at least and at this time they are now the top of the pile, go to first SSD guys.

I'm not apposed to the notion of AMD SSDs, but I have my suspensions that they'll be just another underwhelming kind of SSD to not bother with. I'd be happy if they can prove me wrong, but I doubt they will. As with how I feel about the Samsung SSDs: For me it isn't the brand that makes the product; it's the product (and sometimes the service) that makes the brand. Samsung wasn't on my radar nearly as much until I reaped the benefits my SSD research and got a couple of their drives.


My HDD, 1TB 840 EVO SSD, and a RAM drive:

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16 Aug 2014   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I do hope that AMD SSD's are great and go over well with the masses.

AMD/64 was a great thing but that has been a long time ago.
What have they done lately. Hopefully their new SSD will answer that question.
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16 Aug 2014   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (32-bit)

AMD power supplies next!
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24 Aug 2014   #17
Al Fairclough

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IanDrexP View Post
AMD power supplies next!
An excellent idea! As long as they are made by SeaSonic.

I have been using AMD chips since they subcontracted to IBM and have never had any complaints. They are a good value and work well enough for me. The Intel processors I have used worked fine as well, but I always seem to gravitate back to AMD. Habit I guess.
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