Telstar The Sorcerer

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  1. OCZ bought indilinx, yes i see sandforce to be bought by someone like seagate or WD
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    Sadforce vs intel vs PCIe

    For a performance freak, the speed overcomes the eventual install hassle. The revodrive 3 (not x2) in the smallest size is very tempting also for me, at around 350€.
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    Samsung SSD 830 Review (256GB) Discussion

    PM830 review here: http://www.ocaholic.ch/xoops/html/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=595&page=0 Different firmware? Or is linux fs (dunno which was used) so much better than ntfs?
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    Sadforce vs intel vs PCIe

    I would have gone pci-e for sure if wasnt for two reasons: 1) price, no speedy solution is available in 120gb size 2) compatibility with lots of mainboards for booting from the pcie card. I had my share of headaches with raid controllers and I wanted some peace of mind that a simple sata3 DISK can offer. pci-e and sata are converging for future storage solutions and new standards will be adopted within 2-3 years.
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    Do RAMdrives with SATA 6.0GB/s and DDR3 exist?

    I think we better wait for intel version of thunderbolt with pci-e 3.0 to have sufficient bandwith, or at least 8 lanes of pcie 2.0. ADATA has something but afaik it uses ddr2.
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    Reliable ssd. Not just super fast speed

    Crucial M4, fw 002 or later. Samsung 470.
  7. I find only the samsung barely reliable. I always stay away from seagate. WD is a mixed bag, but the greens with intellipark enabled lasts about 2years tops.
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    Samsung SSD 830 Review (256GB) Discussion

    If I find the 470 much cheaper, then yes, it would be a good deal. But I have an unused sata3 port for it and for the occasional game >200mb sequential read matters.
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    Samsung SSD 830 Review (256GB) Discussion

    This fall I plan to get a second SSD to store my precious documents, family pictures and work files (+ a game or two if it doesnt comfly fit on the OS ssd -a 128gb m4). I'm not sure which parameters are more important for such use, besides reliability. I can guess usage will be 80%+ random read, so something between the gaming and the productivity setup in this review (scroll down): http://www.storagereview.com/samsung_ssd_830_review_256gb ATM, I'm debating between another crucial m4, or the new samsung 830. Pricing in EU should be about the same for the 256GB size. The lower latency of the samsung probably makes it a winner. Comments/suggestions?
  10. Hmm better I get my F4s shortly then... I cannot stand Seagate unreliabilty.
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    Corsair Updates Flash Drives to USB 3.0 Discussion

    Eheh my list was correct then The patriot supersonic magnum, but only 64gb and 120€+ cost.
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    Corsair Updates Flash Drives to USB 3.0 Discussion

    Ah, I remember that test. Yes they are about the same. For some reason i dont remember, i have the patriot noted as (2) while the mushkin as (3) in my shopping list The Mushkin seems a little bit better performer, but nothing noticeable i think. Checking warranty - Patriot offers 5 years: what about Mushkin?
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    Corsair Updates Flash Drives to USB 3.0 Discussion

    Yeah, price is about the same. I have seen a test of the Patriot, though. Have you seen real world measurements of the Mushkin?
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    Corsair Updates Flash Drives to USB 3.0 Discussion

    Then the Patriot supersonic is still the best 32gb usb3 flash drive. I dont need bigger, but I wouldnt mind a bit more speed for up to 70€ price (vs 50 current price for the patriot 32gb). This is not gonna happen i guess.
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    Corsair Updates Flash Drives to USB 3.0 Discussion

    Nice! I have to see how it compares to my favourite Patriot...hmm i think in between the supersonic and the magnum: http://patriotmemory.com/products/groupdetailp.jsp?prodgroupid=188&prodline=7&group=Supersonic%20&catid=87 and http://patriotmemory.com/products/detailp.jsp?prodline=7&catid=87&prodgroupid=208&id=1066&type=23
  16. Nice, soon we'll se reliable 3TB drives with 3 platters. I can hold a bit the purchase of a few samsung F4... but they are slow this round (btw seagate bought samsung storage or vice versa?).
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    Crucial m4 SSD Firmware 0009 Discussion

    Looking forward revised benchmarks and reliability tests. I'm getting a 128gb m4 next week.
  18. price? i cant find it anywhere
  19. really *ugh* What can I use for my data now? I need 300GB of *reliable* ssd.... I have an UPS of course, but is's not clear this "power failure" refers to what.
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    Debating which SSD to go with...

    Never heard about it. You seem a rep of this company, send some samples for review to SR and other reliable sites specs seem good: http://www.foremay.net/ec188-ssd-solid-state-drive-flash-hard-drives.htm
  21. Well, the problems seem to be related to the sata controller, the chipset and various power-saving features. I havent seen much problems reported for the pci-e revos, so i dont think all is SF fault.
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    Debating which SSD to go with...

    If the revo3 x2 is within your budget (=free), then get it. It's way faster than any SATA SSD. You may want to check for motherboard compatibility, though.
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    OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB Review Discussion

    Ah its the 256gb version, that's why i didnt read it. Performance is VERY different at the 120gb size esp for the M4 and vertex3.
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    OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB Review Discussion

    They have 100GB X2 non rev3, have had it for a while, and is on my whishlist... but real-world differences do not seem to justify the hassle of installing windows on it. The rev3 X2 instead has a performance gap that could be worth my time Well, i posted on ocz forums that i want a 120gb version, but i doubt they'll do it. I prefer to have physically separate discs/arrays for OS and programs/documents, so it is not just a budget issue. I have missed it: going to check. The M4 and 510 are in my list as well and seem the most bugfree of the current crop.
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    OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB Review Discussion

    Having used scsi raid controllers for awhile now, the issues of bootable pci-e SSDs are very similar. It can be a real PITA at times, and the list of supported motherboards is pretty small.