OCZ Core SSD 2.5" arrive in Australia!

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  1. eva2000

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    Eva....my credit card just ran out of my room :D I'm keen on a couple of these babes :D
     
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    Im getting a solid state just thinking about them :D

    EDIT: Does anyone have some links to reviews of the new Core Series SSD?
     
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    Haven't seen any reviews yet, its all talk about them releasing the drives.
     
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    OMG ... how cheap is that !!!!!

    I am definitely down for 2x32GB for raid-0 for OS ...

    yay !!!!!
     
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    yup ordered a few too especially now they have 2yr warranty - much better than 1yr :)
     
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    Yep, the warranty is something i'm after with these drives.

    I doubt the prices will be much cheaper from samsung, i'd say they'd be on par with OCZ considering the price of Samsung SSD's atm.
     
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    if the price is the same, thats fine...its the speed im interested in, seeing as I cant raid0 these babys inside my lappy
     
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    Samsungs cheaper drive specs seem poor.."Samsung claims that MLC based SSD has a write speed of 70 MB/s and a read speed of 90 MB/s" http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38307/135/ Compared to OCZ "Read 120-143MB / sec, Write 80-93MB / sec"
     
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    thats very different to what samsung are saying -

    "Samsung chose the fifth annual Samsung Mobile Solution Forum to announce that they have developed the world’s fastest MLC-based 256GB SATA solid state drive which, apart from boasting sequential read speeds of 200 megabytes per second (over two times faster than that offered by typical HDDs) and 160MBps sequential write speeds also happens to be the thinnest and largest capacity drive to sport a SATA II interface."


    hmmm, time will tell
     
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    I'm sure of their premium range the prices will stay high, whereas their entry level drives will have average performance, but priced accordingly from the looks of it.
     
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    remember the last ocz drive was rebadged samsung...isnt this one also?
     
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    I believe they are basically samsung drives, they even look the same.
     
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    That is a really nice price for such a fast and small unit. I highly approve of the move to 2.5" for desktop + server drives as far as density goes.

    Very tempting :(
     
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    600$ for 128GB is good, but still too much considering how fast SSD prices have been coming down since the end of 2007. Wait another half year or so, and you get a much better deal, probably 30% cheaper and better performing. Good things come to those who can wait. That said, the 300 GB VelociRaptor I got 2 months ago for around 300$ was for sure the last HDD for me. :D
     
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    Definately agree here. Will only be buying HDD's for RAID archiving now, with prices and performance like that. Going to try and resist the urge to upgrade to a SSD OS drive till next year :(

    Fun times ahead for the HDD world. Its about time the industry had some serious progression rather than just more space, more density because honestly thats all they could do, nobody would want a 15k rpm desktop drive. Too noisey :eek:
     
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    sata 600 spec better come in soon, cos 300 will be hit by years end, easily. hopefully they can figure out a way of getting around that until sata600 is out the door
     
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    Now they need to supplement the flash-drives with say 2GB of DDR2/3 chips on-board as cache and an FPGA that can actually use its smarts to utilise it properly. Hell, even if it's only write-back cache with a small BBU built in.

    A small Li-ion battery, 2GB of DDR2 cache, and 64GB of SSD. Potential for a hell of a fast drive.
     

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