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Via Technologies to enter SSD controller market

By Shawn Knight
Feb 17, 2012
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  1. Via Technologies has announced their entrance into the emerging solid state drive market with plans to produce their own branded controllers. The company, known for providing various controllers to motherboard…

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  2. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,933   +126 Staff Member

  3. I'd much rather buy a $200 amazing chassis and a regularl hdd, than a $250 128 GB ssd that launch my apps slightly faster on their initial run. Prices need to come down asap.
     
  4. Guest, you say that because you've never went from a hdd to an ssd on one system...the entire system is not just "slightly faster" it's MUCH faster.
    Hopefully with another competitor entering the play field, we'll see lower prices soon. :)
     
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,537   +330

    I went from a Phenom II to a Core i7 2600K
    I went from an Nvidia GTX260 to an Nvidia GTX570

    None of them had as a bigger impact as an SSD which I went from a WD Black 640GB to a OCZ 120GB Vertex III.

    It really is worth it, BF3 loads with 5 seconds once connected, I installed the Mass Effect 3 Demo on there and literally didn't encounter a single loading screen, Windows boots within a few seconds and everything installed on the SSD is simply breathtakingly fast, everything opens within a second, even big programs and games.
     
  6. The news is present by Tensilcia not by VIA.
     
  7. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Guru Posts: 1,004   +11

    when i bought SSD for first time somewhere last year, SSD are still expensive locally and I have spent great deal of thoughts about it (120GB Agility 3 almost as expensive as GTX560Ti). upon installation, i know i make the best decision. it's the one component I would really recommend everyone. everything is just much faster on SSD.
     


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