SSD prices continue to plunge(46 posts)
LF, "methinks you have to sign up for NewEgg's daily email ads to use the code"
I don't think so. With the promo code you can get it. I get the daily Newegg mails. They are very useful because they often have really good sales. And if you don't want that, check into this thread from time to time. There we always post the best deals from all kinds of vendors.
I get the daily emails so it's a moot point for me. I'm thinkin' I read somewhere you have to be registered for the emails to use the promo codes but, then again, I'm old and getting senile. I also check into that thread when it pops up although I haven't found anything interesting there...yet.
If one had room for it, one would be better off getting two 500 GB SSDs instead of OCZ's 1 TB SSD. Not only are the two Samsungs way cheaper than the one OCZ, the 1 TB OCZ is downright pokey compared to Samsung's 500 GB SSDS, even if you don't run them in RAID 0.
I'm wondering why someone doesn't make an SSD with two or more smaller SSDs running in RAID 0 to make a really fast SSD. If they can make 500 GB and 1 TB SSDs, there should be rooom to cram two smaller drives and a RAID controller inside a 2.5" case. Imagine the drive they could make using a 3.5" case. Anyone for a 4-6 TB SSD?
Since my OCZ Vertex 2 drive just died a few weeks ago (apparently due to a sleep related issue that an awful lot of people seem to be having) I doubt I'd be buying another OCZ SSD any time soon. The drive was just over two years old, so I have RMA'd it. Didn't lose any data as I'm backed up daily, but I wasn't entirely happy about sending off a drive with my personal data most likely still intact.
@ whs. Can you secure erase a dead drive (other than exposing it to a honking huge magnet like the ones scrap yards use)?
@ Rick P. I was talking about a hypothetical SSD with the "innards" of two smaller ones (say 60 to 128 GB ea) and it's own RAID controller all inside a single 2.5" case. Only one MOBO SATA port and one SATA data and SATA power cable would be needed to connect to the drive.
I have a regular account and I occasionally get special offers from them (beyond their regular sales). They also notify me if an item on a wish list goes on sale. How is a business account different and what is required?
@all, your comments on SSD's are very interesting and informative, but for the most part unless you have a special need and or very knowledgeable the low end laptops have spinners as well as the desktops. The 1Tb HDD is about as large as I would go and even with that I have redundency backups, which means you really need two HDD's.
When I use to travel abroad on business, it seemed I always had a few trinkets packed away in my luggage. That sometimes included high end stuff.
@Rick, I used to run Raid 0 many yrs ago and yes it helped but if one drive fails then you have lost a lot of data. With the speed of today's SSD's would one benefit from running Raid 1??
@ whs and germ-x. I don't disagree you all. I was just having fun speculating. I'm going to run only one SSD for a boot drive in my next computer (I am using 2 TB drives for data, though, and I'm even more redundant on backups with two local drives and another one offsite for each drive I have; yes, I'm a coward).
Don't need a 4x4, don't need the higher insurance bill that comes with a 4x4, don't need the higher fuel consumption that comes with a 4x4, don't need the higher maintenance that comes with a 4x4, don't need a winch that adds weight that increases fuel consumption and makes for more truck length to deal with when parking. Don't need an F250-F350 and the higher fuel consumption they have. Don't have a need for more speed either. Of course, if you are going to foot the bill...
@LF, Don't think your a coward. Just think you've been burned once or twice. Most people are reactive by nature. Then something happens that changes some to become proactive. I think one of the most beneficial accomplishments of this forum is making new members understand the importance of backups.
LF, Your car is not really a model of economy either. For me, anything that does less than 40MpG is a gas guzzler.
My 13 year old car that I just sold did 42MpG and my new car does 45MpG (mixed driving). And it is fast (120MpH) on it's 1600cc turbo engine with 7 speed Direct Shift automatic. I could have done even a lot better with a turbo diesel engine. But I did not want a diesel - although diesels are more powerful, quieter at speed and last longer, besides using a lot less fuel.
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