Is Intel about to Kill the Market for its Own SSDs?

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gendoikari1

I'm not buying any SSDs until I see a 512GB+ SSD that costs LESS than a new house. Also, any VelociRaptor drives larger than 300GB would surely make it a buy.

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gendoikari1

EXAGGERATION, MOTHERFSCKER! DO YOU SPEAK IT?

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squarebab

At first I couldn't hear you above your all-caps response, but when noise of your petulant screaming subsided I realized I was dealing with someone who takes himself way too seriously.  Someday you'll learn how to appreciate a good-natured ribbing and play along. Until then I suggest you put down the gun and go home, before you hurt someone. 

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periodhyphenund...

I'm just buying specific SSDs, like Samsung, OCZ and Intel for now!

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squarebab

I have been waiting for months for someone to review  FUSiON-iOs   ioXtreme 80GB PCI-e RAM drive.  I guess Fusion-io has delayed releasing the drive because they have been waiting for chipset support?  I have read that these drives weren't bootable, but with Intel supporting it, that may no longer be the case.

 

 http://www.fusionio.com/ioxtreme/index.php

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mesiah

This sounds like more sensationalist journalism to me. SSDs are here to stay. Personally I think they will eventually be the end of hard disk drives. From everything I have gathered in recent months about this technology, it is being implemented on i5 systems (specifically clarkdale chips) I'm sure if all goes well it will make its way to the enthusiast market, but you can't honestly think this technology is going to supplant system drives all together. Its more like a middle ground between RAM and the hard drive. I highly doubt it will have the storage capacity of a typical system drive, and from the sounds of it, it wont even be accessible as a regular drive, it would work behind the scenes to speed up performance. Its not going to store entire game levels, or huge chunks of video for editing. You'll see an improvement in system boot times or commonly used program load times, but when it comes to level load times, video/audio editing etc. its not going to have an impact. A high end machine with SSD drives installed would likely see little to no benefit from the technology, which is probably why they aren't bothering to implement it in high end systems right away. So, if you were considering buying an SSD, don't let this tripe scare you away, Its a good idea, but it will not stop the SSDs rise to power over lowly spinning media :)

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