Samsung Claims New SSDs Offer Twice the Performance

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billysundays

Hard drives are going to remain king in storage capacity for quite a while it seems, but SSD are ruling in speed, and have alot of room for improvement. At at "220MB/s read and 200MB/s write" it would take just three of these new Samsung drives in a RAID setup to completely saturate the new "SATA 6Gb/s" 600MB/s throughput specs. It would definetly be worth shelling out a few thousands for such a hardcore setup. I would be more than happy with a 64GB drive if it could completely saturate the SATA bus and was reasonably priced. That would be enough room for your OS, page file, and all your programs and games.

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AndyYankee17

yeah that'd be nice an SSD for swap space, that way there's a more intermediate choice between RAM and virtual RAM.

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Keith E. Whisman

Now if they would only be so good as to offer a 500+GB size hard drive for less than $200bucks then I might be compelled to purchase one. Until then I can't justify the expense. 

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chaos.13037

I'm curious if the SSD are advertised as measured in binary or metric storage capacities. Most platter HD's are  put out in 250GB but this one is 256GB which is a binary measurement (eg 2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256).

Anyone know?

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AndyYankee17

256 probably means 2048 megabits. also one KB is equal to 1024 Bytes if you ask anyone normal, but HDD makers like to say there are 1000 Bytes in a KB.

 

my guess: SSDs are a known size, noone knows what the hell is going on with HDDs. 

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Talcum X

Only a guess, but here it goes.

SSD use memory chips all based on the 'binary' sizes we all know and have embrased all these years.  HDD manufactures have been faces with differend obsticals in size and density and have kept to the 20 or 50 devisers so we have always seen nice hole numbers for thier sizes.  And sence no HDD CO. can agree on how many bytes are in 1 MB we will always see the closest whole, even number of sizes.

I'm probably just talking out my ass right now, but I havent had my coffee yet this morning and the heat is busted in this part of the office with 20 degree air being piped over my desk (litteraly 20, I live in Green Bay).  O_o

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Keith E. Whisman

It's 85'F here in Phoenix. I have my Air Conditioner on it's so hot. The kids and I are going to take a swim outside in the pool.. Yeah I'm just trying to piss off everyone that has to dig out of the snow..

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chaos.13037

There's only an inch or so up here in Ontario but I'm intensly jealous of 85 temperature in late November.

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