Published on 3rd December 2008 by
Originally Posted by The Infamous Mr DThe technology is certainly very impressive at its best and clearly is the way of the future. But the prohibitive costs and ropey write performance compared to traditional drives mean that SSD's are several years off becoming near ubiquitous in the PC.
Originally Posted by BauulHowever, the Intel SSD has proven two things. Firstly that the tech is viable in a consumer product: it works really quite bloody well, and you would certainly not object if someone gave one to you for free. Yes the price is expensive, but is it really that expensive?
Originally Posted by kusarI seriously doubt components intel is using are sooo much more expensive than what others use.
Originally Posted by BISWhat about HyperDrives ?
The pricing of the SATA2 DDR2 HyperDrive5 doesn't look too bad. Does anyone have any experience of or know of any benchmarks for this kind of kit ?
Originally Posted by airchieSince Intel developed their own controller etc they prob have R&D costs to offset.
They will only get cheaper (and likely faster) from here so can't complain.
Originally Posted by imparGreetings!
The 150GB Raptor has the same Burst Speed and Average Read -134MB/s- in HDTach?
You should have included the VelociRaptor.
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