Crucial's Newly Announced Drive Aims To Mix SSD Speeds With HDD Storage Capabilities

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zepontiff

A new type of this crap comes out every month it seems. Just buy an SSD and manage it. Its worth it.

I just put 2 SSD in one RAID Array and 2 standard hdd in another RAID array. I'm quite pleased so far.

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torquemator

Meh.  This is just software.  Sure, they're selling a SSD drive with it, but the item that really gets the job done is the software.  I think they'd be better served to sell the software (to work with ANY SSD drive you already have) for about $10, for digital download, and THEN also offer to upsell you an SSD (in a variety of sizes) for a competitive street price.

 

I already have two 128 GB SSDs.  I'd _love_ to be able to pair one, or both, of them with my 1.5TB drive.  Or better yet, pair the two 128 GB SSDs using this software, to get 256 GB of SSD power for half the price (plus, of course, the $10 for the software).

Neat idea.  Poor execution.  Come on Crucial, you're more innovative than this!

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kixofmyg0t

Would much rather have a 64GB M4 as a boot drive and 2 600GB VelociRaptors in RAID 0 for games and programs. 

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wkstar

This will be useless by autumn, when the 480 Gig SSD cost $ 250.oo

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szore

mmmm could be, rabbit, could be...

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AntonioGarrison

I don't see this staying around or being a very good alternative.  I'll save my money on this and wait for SSD's to become more affordable.

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Shalbatana

Yes I would buy this, assuming it was cheap enough for those of us who want to jump on that speedier bandwagon but couldn't afford a full SSD solution. It's basically like a ramdrive.

What I'm wondering is if it could be used on older systems, where one can't add more ram for a ram for  ram caching.

If it's affordable and allows someone who has an older system to get the increase in speed without having to upgrade their entire system I think it's a great idea.

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Danno25002

Sounds familiar.

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bloodgain

Indeed. This sounds a bit like an SSD built-in solution to compete with Intel's Smart Response and/or the Highpoint RocketHybrid (which has seen mixed reviews). If it's cheap enough, I'm sure it'll be a good option for people who are upgrading an existing system and don't want to buy a big enough SSD to boot from. For someone building a new system, though, I doubt this is a better option than Intel's chipset-based SSD caching.

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Danno25002

SRT on the Z68 was the first thing that came to mind.  I have a 64GB OCZ on Z68 board.  I love it!  But, depending on the price, you're right, this is a better solution.  Especially since you are not limited to the 1155 socket this way.

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