SandForce demos SSDs running next generation NAND flash

By Shawn Knight · 13 replies
Jun 11, 2012
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  1. Last week Toshiba announced the world's first solid state drives to use 19nm MLC NAND flash, the THNSNF series. Toshiba's press release detailed multiple features and specifications, save for which...

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  2. The article shows the wrong picture - I recognise this as an aerial shot of the military base in Orcusville.
  3. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    You can't really complain about the £/GB of SSD's nowadays.

    I recently saw a Samsung 64GB 830 for £52.98 on Ebuyer. I mean, that's crazy cheap.

    I have this exact SSD, and it's plenty for my OS, programs and a few games.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,724   +3,697

    When is it going to be necessary for a new SATA standard?
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,657   +1,095

    It is already necessary. That is why they are working on the controllers for pci-e which should be good enough for using as a boot drive. The speeds are already way above sata (also the prices) but it's too bad that u can't put an OS on them just yet.
  6. "The speeds are already way above sata"

    No, they are not. SATAIII allows for a speed of 600MB/sec. Even with overhead, no current drive can actually surpass that easily in real world apps. Soon SATAIII will be a bottleneck, but it isn't just yet.

    By the time drives which can exceed 600MB/sec are released we will have the next generation PCI Express ready to go.
  7. PC nerd, 64GB is enough for OS, programs, AND a few games!?

    What are you smoking? I'm using an older intel 90GB and it's enough for OS, just the most important progs, and ONE (1) game. THAT'S IT!

    you sure you have a 64GB and not something like a 164GB? (if they have those)
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,724   +3,697

    I'm not sure about PC nerd but I have a 60GB SSD with OS, programs, and a few games installed. It's funny how you need 90GB but yet I am only using 25GB of my SSD.
  9. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    What? lol
  10. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    The 128GB version is £80 at Dabs, even better deal ;)
  11. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    No. I'm not a retard.

    I've moved the pagefiles to my mechanical HDD and removed the hibernation files from my SSD. As a result, the OS barely takes 20GB up. Then I have Office and a few smaller programs on there and Darksiders.

  12. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    I agree with PC nerd, pagefile, system restore and hibernation take up at least 10GB of precious space. Obviously also make sure all your music, pictures, documents etc. aren't on the SSD.

    But given current prices there's really no reason for getting anything less than a 128GB SSD now.
  13. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    I bought a Samsung 830 64GB SSD a few months ago, and then the SSD prices plummeted...

    I paid £77 for a 64GB SSD. 120-128GB SSD's are around that price now.

    The market screwed me again!
  14. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    Files on an SSD take up more space because of sector size too I believe.

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