Kingston Introduces New SSD With TRIM Support

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pocketdrummer

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HA! These prices are a joke. I'm sorry, but I'm not prepared to purchase an anorexic drive for the price of an entire gaming system.

So, I'm guessing regular people will be able to buy an SSD with a sane amount of storage in 2012. Sadly, we may die before we ever see that happen, lol.
 

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[citation][nom]Gin Fushicho[/nom]Make the 128GB 200 bucks and I'll purchase it.[/citation]

I'm thinking that price for the 256GB model. I've got about 100gb worth of important system files on my main drive right now. Not to mention the second partition for my recording software. I can't buy a drive with that little space...
 

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I'm thinking the same thing- they won't move much into the mainstream until they get to $1/GB. I estimate it will take 12-24 months for that to happen.
 

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Honest, the price doesn't warrant the speed. Speed is nice to have, and is important sometimes, but stability and space is more crucial. If people want to use SSD's for enterprise level applications, particularly for databases with a lot of I/O's, then SSD's will hit their write limit pretty quickly. There goes stability. Space? Raid 1 at the least, but more likely RAID 10, that just halves the storage space.
 

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I can say not that impressed by the offerings of all these companies even you Intel. When I think of Solid state memory i think FAST not sorta fast with a whole bunch of downfalls. With SATA 2 being the target speed for today's offering round it off to 300MB\s They still can't reach with out raid array! Never mind big $ for GB and the wearing problems that plague all drives over time. How about some drives that max the interface Throughput and I\O's second then work towards SATA 3. I bet its a big long strung out game. I wanna see 128GB SLC with 40K IO 300MB/s-600MB/s read and 300mb/s+ write for under 300$ an SATA 3 you have me sold for a boot drive.
 

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These prices are almost comical. No way is the price to performance ratio worth it. I will stick to having windows boot in 1 minute compared to 20 seconds (btw, I very rarely reboot my system anyhow). I keep my pc on 24/7 and use sleep mode. The only time I reboot windows is when I have to update. There is no way that these drives justify the cost. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Where do they get off with these ridiculous prices,when I can get a 128GB for $199 then I will consider buying...and even then it's still a bit high.
 

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i just bought a WD Black 1TB with coupon for $90 out the door from bestbuy...let me know when the prices get close to that! You think 12-24 months? You are kidding yourself. The penetration rate is negligible. I'm thinking 5 years at least, if ever.
 

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These are the MSRP prices. The actual retail prices are lower. That 128GB SSD is around $370. The 120GB OCZ Vertex is $390. These SSD's are good deal compared to the 'sans TRIM' OCZ.
 
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