Sorry if I'm misunderstanding, but after reading this it sounds like Intel is just doing a rebranding of the same SF2281 synchronous nands that are currently powering the Vertex 3, Mushkin Chronos Deluxe and the Patriot version. While I'm sure Intel will offer better support and longer warranties, does it still merit a jump in prices this significant?
I can get the Corsair Force 3 with nearly the same speed specs with great customer reviews.
- 60GB at $100
- 120GB at $170
- 180GB at $250
- 240GB at $315
- 480GB at $680
Sorry Intel I'll stick with other manufacturers that can make high quality and fast products for much lower prices. Though for CPU's I'll stick with Intel unless AMD pulls a rabbit out of their hat like the Athlon 64.
Great article but it sort of reminds me of the previous article "Does Your Fast SSD Really Need SATA 6Gb/s? " In the end the answer was no but if you have it that's fine. This new SSD reminds me of that scenario. If you already have a sandforce ssd (say a vertex3) there's no reason to get this intel one. However if youve held off on the upgrade to SSD and are dying to get one right now... this new drive adds another brand and model to the ones you should be looking at.
Read the articlefrom just yesterday about how 'quality' manufacturers don't even akgnowledge BSOD issues with their drives, and how Sandforce willt ake months to push out a fix to OCZ, Samsung, Corsair, etc... while Intel has their drives patched and fixed, with no further issues, months ahead of time.
Saving $50 for not having a destroyed OS partition? You better believe it! Or pinch your pennies and buy from lesser manufacturers, and deal with the results. My question is, if you are that worried about price, why are you even looking at SSDs?
What the hell is wrong with intels pricing scheme?
Compared to Corsair Force 3, prices per Gb increase as you go higher than 120 Gb.
I don't get it why it would be more expensive to manufature bigger SSD;s.
With normal harddrives I understand that the density of the magnetic layer is a factor.
But with SSD;s shouldn't it be cheaper per GB to make the bigger units, since they just have to include the same electronics (the controllers and so on) once compared to buying, for example, four 120 GB compared to the one 480 GB.