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OCZ Core SSD 2.5" arrive in Australia!

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by eva2000, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Gibbon

    Gibbon grumpy old man

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    That's not how I interpret their statement:

    "This is the latest Flash SSD we received and we were excited to see it in action. Unfortunately, OCZ did not select a catchy product name, as almost all Flash SSD products from various vendors are simply called Flash SSD. OCZ’s latest product, which will arrive soon, will have a decent name and retail as its Core series."

    They're saying the one they're reviewing doesn't have a catchy name, it's just called a Flash SSD - but that OCZ's latest product, which will arrive soon, will have a decent name (Core series).

    Besides, they say it's SLC, and the Core Series is MLC. The SLC drives are faster and more expensive.
     
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  2. nfenech

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    Hi all,
    I'm looking at getting 6 of these drives (32gb) for a Server.
    The server is not a home server but a small corprate server.
    The server roles are:
    SQL Database - 3 small databaese (One is for our Intranet)
    IIS Server - For our intranet (ASPX Web page based on DNN)

    Was looking at 6 in a RAID 5 on a Adaptec 5805.

    Would be the only array so OS plus everything on the RAID

    Server would be a Quad 2.5GHz With 8-16GB RAM.

    I'm thinking it would be really fast and should be fine.
    Any thoughts?
     
  3. PureFire

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  4. PixyMisa

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    That will probably work well.

    That card comes with 512MB of cache. Add a battery module and enable writeback to smooth out excessive overwriting of the same data blocks, and it should fly. And for a very reasonable price compared to other solutions.

    But I'm still waiting to see a server-oriented review of these drives. They should work very well for random reads, but random writes have been the downfall of previous low-end flash storage, and that could be a problem for your databases.
     
  5. dingaling

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    ah yes your quite right about toms statement, i must of read it too quick,
    but interestingly enough according to OCZ the MLC core series are faster then the SLC regular OCZ ssd's

    OCZ SSD http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/flash_drives/ocz_sata_ii_2_5-ssd
    OCZ Core SSD http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/flash_drives/ocz_core_series_sata_ii_2_5-ssd
     
  6. NewKleer

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    refer to the brief review purefire posted (fyi the samsung = ocz sata ii drive), claimed numbers arent always accurate
     
  7. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

    DiGiTaL MoNkEY Inverted Monkey

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    Hmmm

    Getting confused here. So the OCZ SSD's PC Maniac selling now (on pre-order) is the 'core' series Tom's Hardware reviewed?? Or is it something else coming out later?
     
  9. PureFire

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    THG has not reviewed the core series yet. Neither has most sites yet.
     
  10. mr_mordred2095

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    OMG, the Core smashes the raptor in the sneak peak review :wired:
     
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  12. NewKleer

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    id be weary of any drive you havent read an indepedant review on
     
  13. figrin

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    Anyone know why these SSDs are retaining the old system of 1000 bytes to 1kilobyte (which is correct) instead of kibi notation as normal with memory?

    I would expect it to be harder to make memory based SSD to conform back to platter based base 10 notation.
     
  14. NewKleer

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    possibly because they use that extra 2.4% for backup for bad blocks or similar error checking/recovery etc.
     
  15. Omarko

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    more and more of them are popping up on SI

    LINK

    cheapest : $231.90 (OCZSSD2-1C32G) OCZ Core Series 32GB 2.5" SSD, SATAII

    thats $460 for a RAID-0 super fast OS drive ... not bad ...

    what do u guys think ?
     
  16. BlackTigerTech

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    They are Transcend brand. There is a couple of bad reviews of them but they seem to be of the older gen. The new gen apparently is fairly comparable to the OCZ/Samsung stuff apparently for a few dollars cheaper!:thumbup:

    I'll make a new thread when I get the one I ordered today in couple of days, if I can be bothered to..:p
     
  17. NewKleer

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    im all for other people being the guinea pigs :)

    just make sure u use it in your current system so u can benchmark write speeds etc (which is where the last trancend was an asbolute dog with 4hr xp installs and similar horrendous write perf)
     
  18. BlackTigerTech

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    Yeah. I saw those reviews just after I placed my order.:upset: But then, after much researching, came about to the fact that the first gen ones from late last year were rubbish, whereas the new model that have been out for just about a month or so are apparently speedy!:thumbup: I was assured by the vendor that I linked that it was the current new gen drives and that they indeed do have the specs published in their benchmark page.
     
  19. PixyMisa

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    I've put in an order for a 64GB drive. (From AusPCMarket, because I know them.) Now I just have to wait for it to arrive...

    Plan is to pop it into my notebook, boot off a Linux livecd, and hit it with iobench. We'll soon see what this thing is made of. :)

    If it works well, it will go into my development server as the database disk. If not, well, I'll find some use for it, I'm sure.
     
  20. Omarko

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    let us know how you go .... I'd be interested not only see the benchmark results but also get feed back in terms of what is the general feel using the SSD drive compared to mechanical HDD ... is it snappier ? etc ....

    cheers
     

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