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Corsair P256 ssd

Last response: in Storage
June 27, 2009 1:30:20 PM

I just found this review:

Corsair P256 256GB SSD

Here in Ireland a 120GB Vertex costs €378.99 (€3.16 a Gig); Corsair's 128GB SSD with the same 2nd generation controller as the 256GB version reviewed can be had for €319 (€2.49/GB).

OCZ Vertex doesn't look like a good deal anymore... :non: 

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a c 127 G Storage
June 27, 2009 11:08:08 PM

I would prefer using 64GB or 32GB drives and put them in RAID0. Two through four SSDs can provide an additional boost in IOps, more won't scale good on windows and even hardware controllers, Areca is known to be capped at 70.000 IOps. While a good RAID0 array can go beyond 100.000 random read IOps.

SSDs are still expensive though; and with the NAND flash shortage that won't change extremely soon. But both the Vertex and Intel X25-M are known to provide good performance with latest firmware and reasonable pricing. Other competitors are also keen on bringing their own disks, but always check the controller chip they're using.

FYI: 120GB Vertex costs 320,- euro according to, so it appears ireland is a bit more expensive.