OCZ announces sub-$100 Onyx SSD series

By Jos
Mar 10, 2010
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  1. It better be way less than $99. The 30 gb vertex can be had for that right now on newegg. And its way faster..
  2. TJCarey

    TJCarey Newcomer, in training

    I am in the process of making a desktop computer and I'm considering using a SSD as the system drive. anyone know if SSDs get much faster in a RAID 0 array?
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    As has been stated 30GB really isn't sufficient for a modern desktop computer. Win 7 is maybe 20GB, plus another 15GB (?) or so for an installation of "XP Mode". With no programs installed, you're already in the red, as it were.

    This coupled with the fact that ,(thus far anyway), inexpensive SSDs do not write anywhere near as fast as a standard HDD.

    Obviously though, this is perhaps a "zip ah dee do dah" moment for netbook owners.
    Methinks a pair of high end SSDs would, but no so much the cheapies. Everything gets faster with RAID 0, the question always is, "as fast as you would like", or maybe "do you want the aggravation"?
  4. EduardsN

    EduardsN Newcomer, in training Posts: 56

    New SSD's coming out every week, I think I'll wait untill they get faster with more storage and a lower price tag
  5. Zenphic

    Zenphic Newcomer, in training Posts: 43

    Hopefully a good deal will come around so we can get this for <$90!
  6. bigclick

    bigclick Newcomer, in training Posts: 49

    When I went shopping for a netbook I looked at what HP had. Their small SSD netbooks drove me to Asus and more hard drive than I needed. I like the "solid" part in a portable device. I like the Asus, but I'm wary of too much of a bump. This is a good size for netbooks.
  7. pmshah

    pmshah Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

    Two questions come to mind when I read about SSDs.

    What is the life of of the flash chips used? Number of times any or all bits can be written to. before they are found to be bad - unstable hi-lo state retention.

    How well does it compete - price and performance wise - with the the standard IDE to CF card adapters + CF card - take your pick of speed and capacity.

    To the guest who switched to Win7 and SSD - What is so great about Win7 ? You see plenty of motherboards on the market which support 16 gb or ran. Stupid Win7 won't even support 4 properly. To top it all compared to XP SP3 it crashes too freaking frequently. I have to learn new scripts for all the things I used to do on XP.

    It won't even allow me to change the scheduled time in a scheduled task. How stupid !!!
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