My question is, are these any good? Mainly i ask because, about a year ago, i spent 240 for a 90g ssd and its a major PAIN to manage space on this thing. Now granted i have about 5-6TB of hdd space all together and usually install/download/backup to those drives but
as a web developer i use alot of tools that benefit from the speed of an SSD. i just get tired of always micro managing 90 gigs.
These SSds on the article seem good but...what do i know lol.
Since they use the SandForce2281 controller, they should be on par with OCZ and other models using the same controller.
The only real difference would be the quality of the NAND chips. But this can be reflected in the read/write specs, which those show as good. I think my OCZ Vertex 3 gets uptp 550r/485w, but the Intel 520 gets up to 550r/510w.
IMHO, I won't buy Kingston. Their early models posted bad speeds. But they finally moved up along side of the others out there now.
I read four technical reviews this morning. The Kingston HyperX 3K is a brand new model. Kingston kept the price down by using NAND with a shorter life cycle. The life cycle was reduced from 5,000 to 3,000 PE (program/erase cycles). For the typical home user, gamer, or enthusiasts the reduced life cycle should not make a difference. The ssd should still be good for years of use. The ssd is brand new and does not yet have an established track record. I recommend waiting a few months.