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Intel Solid-State Drive 510 120GB Review

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Bufo802 19th May 2011, 16:11 Quote
For manufacturers the focus does seem to be more on speed rather than value atm, perhaps recognising that ssds haven't broken into the general consumer (non-enthusiast) market really, after a quick look can't find a single computer with an ssd from a high street retailer or even the £1500+ systems from some online companies.

Perhaps they feel that it's not yet possible to drop prices enough to make them mainstream and so it's better to go for those who care only about performance, and tempting them to upgrade and only when it is possible to make a "budget" ssd start to sell them. Not sure quite how the process works and where the main cost is but perhaps there also isn't much possible variation in the parts in an ssd and so the main price differentiation is by controller and amount of memory - apart from slc/mlc is there much variation in the memory chips between ssds?
gcwebbyuk 19th May 2011, 17:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bufo802
For manufacturers the focus does seem to be more on speed rather than value atm, perhaps recognising that ssds haven't broken into the general consumer (non-enthusiast) really, after a quick look can't find a single computer with an ssd from a high street retailer or even the £1500+ systems from some online companies.

Perhaps they feel that it's not yet possible to drop prices enough to make them mainstream and so it's better to go for those who care only about performance, and tempting them to upgrade and only when it is possible to make a "budget" ssd start to sell them. Not sure quite how the process works and where the main cost is but perhaps there also isn't much possible variation in the parts in an ssd and so the main price differentiation is by controller and amount of memory - apart from slc/mlc is there much variation in the memory chips between ssds>

+1 ;)
Anfield 21st May 2011, 16:59 Quote
Best part about those Intel drives appears to be that they are the only SSDs suitable for Raid as they don't really need Trim, but other than that? meh, I'll stick with my C300.
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