SSDs Poised to Become Dominant in Late ’09



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Considering SSD write performance is considerably worse than magnetic drives, I'm struggling to understand why they're desirable. Makes sense if you can dedicate them to something overwhlmingly read-intensive, but as general purpose storage? No, thanks.




it depends on the file size.  if its only writing small files, HDDs beat SSDs, but if the file is bigger SSDs blow HDDs out of the water.

plus they are smaller, use less energyy and have no moving parts.



 up to 90MB/s and 70MB/s read and write speeds respectively

1TB model, at 240MB/s and 215MB/s sustained read and write speeds

SanDisk rates the G3 series at 200MB/s read and 140MB/s write

with rated read and write speeds up to 250MB/s and 200MB/s respectively. 

OCZ claims read and write speeds of up to 200MB/s and 160MB/s respectively. 

s 256GB comes rated at 220MB/s read and 200MB/s, 



How fast? The 10,000rpm Western Digital Velociraptor (reviewed
September 2008) offered sustained transfer speeds of 98MB/s. The $1,500
MemoRight MR25.2-32/64S GT from our SSD roundup (November 2008) turned
in read speeds of 112MB/s. The Intel X-25M hits 206MB/s read speeds.



I Jedi

Looks like I'll beable to afford one of these babies on my next rig, then. :} 




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