Sony Vaio Z Laptop Packs Quad-SSDs in RAID 0

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I would seriously consider buying this instead of a desktop. If only I had a job...
 

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I would rather have RAID 1 for redundancy and get rid of the OS. I hope Nvidia has their chip reliability problem fixed. I would hate to have to pay for a new board in one of these.
 

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Now you can ower through the bloatware... and correct me if im wrong but doesnt raid zero do almost nothing for performance with ssd's
 

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Quad SSD? Seems like a bit of overkill to me...unless this is supposed to double as a portable server or something equally creepy...
 

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"No pricing is announced yet, but expect them to in at under $2,000."

Yay for proofreading.

It would be interesting to know what Brand of SSDs are used. One would think even 2 SSDs in RAID 0 would already be at the SATA 3Gb/s limit. Unless it is SATA 6Gb/s which seems to soon to be implemented into a laptop.
 

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1920 x 1080 in a 13.1 inch screen? 3.2 pounds? Definitely worth considering, though I've known people with bad issues with Vaio's, so never had one. However, that was over 6 years ago. It would be good to know the types of SSD drives they got in there, and some real benchmarks including battery life. Still, as much as I love portability (5 hours on my 1200 x 800 14-inch screen), I need at least a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution (1920 x 1200 is perfect, but you get what you can with anything below 17" screens).
 

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[citation][nom]one-shot[/nom]One would think even 2 SSDs in RAID 0 would already be at the SATA 3Gb/s limit. Unless it is SATA 6Gb/s which seems to soon to be implemented into a laptop.[/citation]


The 3Gb/s limit doesn't apply if they plug each of the 4 SSDs into seperate sata ports.
 

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I think this fails because of a HD screen with no Blue Ray. Kind of like a Ferrari with a 4 cylinder. All that potential, but crippled with the lack of hardware.
 

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[citation][nom]jblack[/nom]The 3Gb/s limit doesn't apply if they plug each of the 4 SSDs into seperate sata ports.[/citation]

Yes, you're right. That makes much more sense. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I typed that. Thanks.
 

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Not saying it's good or bad, I just don't understand the logic behind such a small screen with 1920/1080 resolution. Can one even read anything on that? Or is it strictly for games/video playback? I would appreciate constructive answers. Thank you.
 

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[citation][nom]jhansonxi[/nom]I would rather have RAID 1 for redundancy and get rid of the OS. I hope Nvidia has their chip reliability problem fixed. I would hate to have to pay for a new board in one of these.[/citation]
I wouldn't want 4 pricey SSDs in Raid1. Not much good being mirrored that many times, if anything other than what is offered I'd take Raid10 for both speed and reliability!
 
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"No pricing is announced yet, but expect them to come in at under $2,000."

Seeing is believing.
 

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I think this is more marketing than real performance. The ssds they'll put in there are surely not going to be intels, I doubt the vertex either.

I'd take 2 x25-ms or just wait a little while longer and put one vertex 2 in there
 

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ok, how does 1920 x 1080 in a 13.1 inch screen help? especially with a low end GF330 vga card?

i cant read on a 15.4" 1680x1050 screen, let alone 1920x1080.... and selecting lower resolution makes everything look fuzzy.
 
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