Published on 20th January 2009 by
Originally Posted by felix the catThird graph (page 3 I believe) the Y-Axis Legend (data description labels or whatever you want to call it) are a wee bit messed up.
Otherwise very nice review indeed. Anyone want to lend me 500 bucks??
Originally Posted by rustorCorrect me if I'm wrong but looking at the charts there doesn't seem to be any real reason to buy an SSD or even the more affordable Raptor over the Baracuda and Samsung, at least in terms of all-round performance, storage capacity and price. Or have I misunderstood the charts?
Originally Posted by mauvecloudYou say you could build a RAID 5 array with some Samsung terabyte drives for the same price, so why didn't you include such a setup in the comparisons?
Originally Posted by teamtd11My guess would be that g.skill provided the SSD for testing, but they don't have 3-4 1tb samsung's and a high end raid controller sitting around in the office.
Originally Posted by leexgxthe dual Jmicron is an intresitng idea seems to work well one side can be writeing other side can be reading
Originally Posted by BindibadgiAlso, if you want a 2.5" SSD the size, temperature, noise and energy consumption difference is also CONSIDERABLE between this and 3/4 1Tb 3.5" disks.
Originally Posted by BazIf it's the response time graph, there's not a lot I can do about that - the SSDs are so much quicker than the mechanical drives that their bars can't fit the data in on the same graph. I'll work with our developer to see if we can find a solution.
Originally Posted by HorizonQuote:Originally Posted by BazIf it's the response time graph, there's not a lot I can do about that - the SSDs are so much quicker than the mechanical drives that their bars can't fit the data in on the same graph. I'll work with our developer to see if we can find a solution.
for the 'higher is better' graphs make the starting value 'x' instead of zero, 50 looks like a good number. As for 'lower is better' only thing i can thinl of is to make it a relative(%) graph instead of an absolute one.
once these babies hit the $0.90/GB mark I'm all over these like a fat man at a buffet.
Two more questions: Why wasn't the WD Velociraptor included? and what drive adapter would be needed?
Originally Posted by mauvecloudI disagree with the idea of starting at non-zero for the "higher is better" graphs like the speed in MB/s, because that tends to exaggerate the differences.
Originally Posted by naokaji+1
Graphs that start at non-zero are evil, especially if mixed with start at zero graphs in the same review, it just defeats the points of having graphs since you are going to have to read it very carefully then.
Originally Posted by Anakha
I wonder just how this thing would perform being a 4x64 split, rather than a 2x128.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiIt can technically be done - there's a JMicron controller out there that will handle four, but to be honest, I think it's a combination of diminishing returns and squeezing everything through one SATA 3Gbps port :|
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