I maintain the ssd database listed up in the stickies for this section. I am seeing more and more companies jumping into the ssd market. In addition there are brand new companies also trying for a slice of the pie. I am going to do a major ssd database update in the next couple of days.
Intel and two other companies announced new PCI-e based ssd's that should be released sometime between October 1st and the end of the year. I am going to wait and see how they work out. If they are okay, then I can avoid a motherboard/cpu/memory upgrade.
What compatibility issues would you be talking about beenthere?
Also about reliability...i haven't had any problems since the latest firmware.
Well, for anyone not bothering getting an SSD - your day will come when you see the light
I agree, eventually I think folks will see the wisdom of using an SSD. I don't think its necessary, but I think everyone could benefit from the overall system responsiveness. There are still a lot of people out there that believe they are only good for faster boot times, I find that to be the least important reason for having an SSD as boot drive. I have quite a litany of background programs running at startup, so I get to windows fairly quickly but it takes a while to get past the login screen. I need to clean up my startup...Been spending most of my free time on two mod projects.
This is the point where a lot of folks said they weren't going to invest until $1/1GB.
Will you get one now?
The prices on OCZ drives have been dropping, but Newegg, Tiger Direct and Amazon have all raised their price on the Crucial M4 128MB. I wonder if they're charging more for the increased speed afforded by the new firmware?
For those concerned with reliability and compatibility, Intel drives are very good. I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of Intel SSDs outlast their mechanical counterparts by quite a lot.
Of course I care about speed mostly, and I love my vertex III !!!
You want speed? I was over at Fusion-io. They've got high speed ssd configurations for business enterprise. The numbers are mind boggling. Absolutely awesome. However, they don't publish any prices. If you have to ask how much it costs, then you can't afford it
watched a vid on youtube the other night, i think it was something like "SSD Awesome Samsung". IDK, but check this out! 24...yes 24! ssd's were in RAID0 (24x30GB). The freaking numbers will astound you! Not that it is at all practical...but wow. you guys need to check it out.